As I was upgrading to WordPress 2.7 I realized it had been a week since my last post. The new version of WordPress is called Coletrain, which instantly reminded me of Augustus Cole from the Gears of War series.
Now I feel a sense of power as this blog is running on the Coletrain!
In any case, I am not sure where the time went but I felt it was a good time for an update. Christmas is less than two weeks away and this really troubles me. First off, I have not begun shopping and with the days slipping by I realize the longer I wait the worse I will feel when I do join others shopping.
Perhaps a reason for not having gone shopping is that I have no Christmas spirit. It was nice that we traded in our ugly brown for our winter scape but I think a majority of it has to do with the global financial situation.
The always feverish Black Friday in the States was the worst for sales in 35 years and that is a huge indication of where we stand. There are layoffs affecting companies locally and internationally, Canada nearly had a coalition government and when you put all of that together it feels like there is less joy.
We have had to curb our Christmas decorations this year because of Bauer. We set up our tree for a day to see what he would do. Even without decorations he was very attracted to the branches so we opted to set up a smaller tree that was out of reach of the cat. We have also left the garland, ligths and usual flair in their boxes this year.
I am sure the spirit will come but as the 25th nears I can’t help but wondering if I am the only one feeling out of sorts this season.