And there was good reason.
I made Christmas goodies, but didn't pass them all out. (Come by if you want some!)
I didn't send out a Christmas card, but if I did, it may have looked something like this.
Abby? Who's Abby?
I didn't get pictures with Santa, or do the tree of sharing. (Both things I really, really wanted to do-but was feeling a little like a charity case myself. )
I didn't go to parties that I didn't want to go to.
And you know what?
I am okay with it.
I am REALLY, REALLY okay with it.
Will I shun my normal Holiday routines EVERY year? No, definitely not.
It's not like I didn't do ANYTHING . . . .
I spent time reading books,
I spent time hanging out with my husband, who "claims" to like to spend time with me.
I watched movies,
I went to movies,
I went on date night, and hung out with friends I love.
I got a pedicure.
I baked, and baked, and cooked, and baked.
I avoided the store.
And you know what? I really enjoyed not being stressed out, too busy, or unavailable.
It is a great thing, to just BE. And be Happy. Maybe next year, you should try it.