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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pour Your Heart Out: A Glass of Christmas....Cheer?

If you need more info about Pour Your Heart Out, see THIS post.

But, really, it's anything that YOU consider pouring your heart out.

Be sure to check out some of the links- you will find some amazing stories out there.
Again, just a brief reminder that everyone linking is pouring their hearts out and we should all be respectful in our comments. ;)


Just days until Christmas.

I feel like I should be happy and jolly and in the spirit.

But, I'm not.

There's nothing really wrong, just a case of the holiday blues, I guess.

Between the kids being home for Christmas break, trying to get everything ready for the holidays, general life stuff, and then a few not-so-pleasant surprises this week, I'm just not feelin' it.

Yesterday's post left me feeling a little drained.  It was a part of my story that I thought that maybe I would skip over because it's not the proudest moment in my life.  But, it's real and honest, so it's there. Ever write a post that makes you feel drained and like you need a slight break before you write something else? Maybe that should have been my Pour Your Heart Out for this week.

Anyway, I know that I have lots to be thankful for. And I hope to shake this feeling off...

My boys dressed in their Christmas pajamas running down the stairs to open their presents on Christmas morning: a time that is guarenteed to make me smile.

Not to mention all the Christmas cookies. Not much that chocolate won't cure.



Blogger BNM said...

Dont stress yourself too much about it shell.. its our past that makes us who we are today.. and you are a strong beautiful woman, friend, mom, wife.. etc! Keep your head up, bad things happen so we can really appreicaite the good. So don't worry about it. I hope Christmas will be great for you ((hugs))

December 22, 2010 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Not linking up today... I needed a break too, I'll be back in the new year to finish up!

I'm with you on the not feeling the holiday spirit. We fly out tonight and tomorrow, I turn my babies over to their dad for the week... *SIGH*

Good for you for sharing yesterday. It's part of the story and sometimes, being honest about the toughest parts, even the ones that don't flatter us, are what makes us grow up!

December 22, 2010 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

I completely understand...and am right there with you.

Hang in there. The holidays are almost over already! ;-) I think the worst part is the build up to the actual holiday. So much stress.

December 22, 2010 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

I think a lot of us have written posts that have drained us. I know I have.

Christmas is a draining time of year, especially for parents. I hope you can shake it off soon and enjoy those cookies!

December 22, 2010 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

It's been a long time since I have been jolly for Christmas.

I've had my share of not so pleasant surprises this week. I even have a possible heads up for one on Friday :(

December 22, 2010 at 8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in a funk, too, which is kind of a bummer. I'm usually really jazzed leading up to Christmas. Boo.

December 22, 2010 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

My christmas funk doesn't happen until after the big day. I hate taking down the tree and cleaning up the decorations. The house always feel so depressing and empty when they're gone.

December 22, 2010 at 9:34 AM  
Anonymous SharleneT said...

I'm starting to think it comes with the territory of young motherhood... There's so much expected of you to make the day perfect -- shopping, buying gifts, making gifts, creating something out of nothing because there's no money, wrapping presents (an exhausting job, at best), putting things together, preparing the meal, packing suitcases... Where is hubby during all of this? Chances are, catching up on the games because his mom did all this work... I'm the older generation, now, and life has gotten much simpler... I still have to do some of the above but for myself and my family but my daughter has all the pressure of decorating her home and preparing the meals on the grander scale... Give yourselves some slack and make sure everyone pitches in... Start thinking of some things each can do to help, make a list, and put them to work... It does get better... Happy Holidays... Come visit when you can and check out my other blog, too!

December 22, 2010 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger The Random Blogette said...

I am totally in a Christmas funk this year. I hope that with the start of the holiday parties on Friday that it will bring me out of that funk. Let's get some wine!

December 22, 2010 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Emmy said...

It is funny how something so great like Christmas can leave you feeling worn out. But yes, watching the joy Christmas morning makes it all better

December 22, 2010 at 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Wish I was with you to cheer you up!

December 22, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger KristinFilut said...

I'm definitely more Bah Humbug than Ho Ho Ho right now. Especially after spending yesterday in the car with the kids.

December 22, 2010 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger MommaKiss said...

oh dear, i don't like when you're funked out. I understand, though - please know I'm just a click away. Enjoy that bounce house :

December 22, 2010 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger MrsJenB said...

I can see how that post must have drained you, but it's just part of your life and we've all got things that we're not super proud of. No one's here to judge.

I understand what you mean about Christmas - I feel so stressed and so sure that it won't be the way I want it to be that I almost don't want it to get here. I need to get over myself.

Regardless, I'm sure Christmas will be a good one. Like you said, the sight of your kids and their excitement will help you shake the feelings you have now.

December 22, 2010 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

yeah, that whole drained feeling after a post ... got a bit of that right now.

I am positive that super excited Christmas pj clad boys will make everything better!

December 22, 2010 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

I so dislike the holiday blues, I get them every year knowing that some kind of drama will occur.
I hope your able to just enjoy your awesome kiddoz and husband and smile!
I didnt' read your post yesterday so I am off to catch up.

Merry Christmas Chica!

December 22, 2010 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

I get it, completely. I was feeling the same way yesterday. I have so much to do but I was having such a hard time motivating myself and ended up in tears over it. wth?
And thank you for not skipping over that part of your story. You are definitely not alone. I think most of us, me included, have done things at difficult and emotional in our lives that we look back on with regret.

December 22, 2010 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Kir said...

sending you HOLDIAY HUGS and CANDY CANE kisses , sure it's corny and super sweet, but you need it this week. Hoping your holiday is Merry & Bright


December 22, 2010 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Stasha said...

I just spent 8 hours at the hospital with Randall, to which he was admitted, again...

Any Christmas spirit I may have had is almost completely gone now.

December 22, 2010 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger Katie Hurley, LCSW said...

Xmas morning will make everything better for sure! Hang in there, the holiday season is so much more stressful than people realize. So many expectations...

Always worth it in the end though...

Merry Xmas!

December 22, 2010 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Yup, I completely get it. And, being completely honest about our past, including our screw ups, is incredibly draining. But, you know what? You were honest, and you talked about it. And now that memory has no power over you anymore.

I'm making Christmas candy with my girlies tomorrow. Need me to send you some?

December 22, 2010 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Kristy @Loveandblasphemy said...

I'm sorry you're not feeling it. I have struggles with that sometimes too. Some words of encouragement I have for you after reading your post from yesterday - that event does not define you. Things that haunt you from the past - they are not who you are. Be kind to yourself. Focus on what is good in the present moment. Love to you during the holidays!

December 22, 2010 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I'm sorry you're feeling down today Shell. Look on the bright side, at least you weren't up puking all night!

December 22, 2010 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Hugs and happy holidays, Mama. I linked up this week, been MIA for a while. Not feeling heart-pouring, but did today, I guess. Lots on the mind. It's how it goes. Smooches to you and yours. :)

December 22, 2010 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

I think we can all relate to your mood. I think that there's such high expectation during this time of year that it can sometimes not live up to it. Thanks for stopping by!

December 22, 2010 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Chocolate cures all.

I was just spending the Crazies' naptime getting angrier and angrier at my in-laws...sooooo not worth it! It's hard though when there's all of these issues that we need to put aside for a few days.

Chocolate and wine...chocolate and wine!

December 22, 2010 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

Hope you are feeling better soon!

December 22, 2010 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Simoney said...

Hey Shell, I haven't linked up in a while as have been on a bit of a go-slow with blogging, but I spotted this and just posted a poured out heart piece so here it is :)
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours and I hope you recover from that drained feeling (I've been there after a few heart-pouring posts).
God bless and I hope it's a warm and fuzzy Christmas for you.

December 22, 2010 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

I'm sorry girl. At least your willing to talk about and dig through the skeletons in your closet. MOst of us close that door...and maybe even lock it. Thanks for sharing your stories! I hope you get that Christmas spirit back! Have a very Merry Christmas!

December 22, 2010 at 5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel ya! I too am in a funk. Hope we both snap out of it soon. Merry Christmas!

December 22, 2010 at 7:02 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

With my situation, the holidays just snuck up too fast. But I'm hoping with our festivities starting on Friday things will be better. Merry Christmas!

December 22, 2010 at 8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh girl, you are entitled to feeling a little drained! That was a lot to be able to divulge and put out there- you are amazing for being able to do that. We have all done things we regret, and with the Holidays and so much reflection on the past, it's the time of the year to think of such things. I hope the cookies help!!

December 22, 2010 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Macey said...

Your boys on Christmas morning will more than make up for the poopy blues... :)
AND, your story yesterday was very honest, real, and open. I enjoyed it because it was just so real and relevant to what many girls do!

December 22, 2010 at 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post. If it weren't for the mistakes we make, we might not be who we are today. Live & learn right? Merry Christmas!

Oh, and thanks for the tweet!

December 22, 2010 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Aww, I'm sorry Shell! I hope the holiday spirit catches up with you soon. I know with all that's going on it's certainly hard to find it...but I hope you do!

Happy holidays to you guys! XOXO

December 22, 2010 at 11:52 PM  
Blogger Tracie Nall said...

I have been there so many times. Writing out a very personal post like that and then needing to take a break for a couple of days.

Hugs to you!

Merry Christmas! The holiday spirit will catch up with you.

December 23, 2010 at 12:33 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Just getting around. Poor thing. The holiday blues are the worst! I do feel drained after some posts. That happened to me last week.

December 23, 2010 at 8:17 AM  

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