It’s that time of the year again when we eat drink and spend way too much money, mostly on crap we don’t need but the television tells us we do. In case you can’t tell I’m having a bit of trouble finding the Christmas spirit this year. From what I’ve been hearing from my friends and family is that I’m not the only one either. Don’t get me wrong I’m not one of those Scrooges that hate Christmas, not at all, I just don’t care about it one way or the other to be honest. We don’t even have a tree up yet.
As a kid I loved this time of year, as most kids do, but as an adult with no children myself I see very little reason to get excited about Christmas, or any of the big holidays for that matter. Perhaps that’s the problem though. Maybe I don’t care because I don’t have any kids yet to share it with. I’m betting that if I had the expectations of a small child weighing on my shoulders that the holidays might be a bit more important, or irritating depending on the day.
The part of this time of year that seems to be annoying me most this year is the lack of anything resembling daylight. It feels like 10 PM and it’s only 5 o’clock. The sun seems to be setting around 3:30 in the afternoon and it completely screws me up. By the time I’m up and feeling productive it’s pitch black out and I feel like I wanna go back to bed. Thankfully I’m a late night person anyway and can push on through but it seems to be annoying me more this year than others.
As for some writer stuff, I’ve been feeling off the last couple days, and it’s thrown me off my normal rhythm. I’m not feeling sick or anything, just off my normal game. It may or may not have something to do with a lack of sleep. I’ve been playing a lot of the zombie levels in the new Black ops 2 game on the xbox late at night the last week or so. Then when I try to sleep I end up tossing and turning until about 4:30 – 5 am. Thusly, I end up sleeping a lot more during the day and then when I do get up and about it’s dark already and I get annoyed. Then again I could just be having an off day or two. I tried to catch up today and did a pretty decent job. Even though i slept late It’s been a pretty productive today so far. Now to get back to writing. I’m nearing the end of book three I just have to put it all together. I’m actually looking forward to finishing it up so that I can go back through and start tweaking and editing!
Alright enough rambling, back to work with me. Enjoy what’s left of the day all!