While I do love this time of year with all the holiday spirit it can also make me a bit cranky.
#1. The cold...running around getting things done is a pain when it is -20 below wind chill and you have to get a 3 year old in and out of the car. Then when you finally get in to wherever you are going you have to wipe frozen snot off of his face as well as your own. The cold that chills you down to the bone and the heat in your car doesn't start really feeling good until your at your destination.
#2. The icy roads...I can honestly say I have never had road rage until the last 2 days. Not towards other drivers just the roads themselves. I have been stuck 3 times in the last 48 hrs. Not in snow but going up a slight incline on ice. Holding up traffic twice. The morning commute to school has been taking about 30 min which usually on a normal day takes about 10.
#3. People. Seriously....Isn't it Christmas time? Doesn't that mean people are happy and full of cheer and good will towards men? I had a girl flip me the finger in a parking lot because I wasn't leaving my parking spot I was just taking bags to my car. It would have been one thing if I was the only one that saw it but my daughter was standing with me. Or people in such a hurry to get a toy of a shelf they shove you and don't even say excuse me.
The last two days have been enough for me. I'm glad to say I am done Christmas shopping...gifts that need to be mailed have been and my Christmas cards have been sent. I think Gray & I will be staying home from now on only leaving to get kids to and from school. Im scared of whats outside the walls of my home.....