Oh, haha, I wasn't complaining about being single. (Although yesterday was one of those moments where I was at a place and was the literally only one that wasn't on a date. Funny when that happens!) This is just a time of year that's big with kids. I just want to spend time with friends and family. Stuff is nice, but what brings me joy is seing the people around me well and happy.
I hear ya'! I don't care about getting presents (the DQ10 being an exception). I enjoy Christmas itself. Even when I was a kid, I always enjoyed the month of December before the holiday far more than the holiday itself. My best Christmas memories are not even of Christmas day: my fondest ones are Friday nights in December.
I used the recliner in my folks' living room so much that my Mom started calling it my Archie Bunker Chair. Between that chair and the other chair my Dad used was the tree. My Mom used the couch on the other side of the living room. Every Friday we'd watch Family Matters together. And during December when the Christmas episode aired I still remember my Mom having summer sausage slices on crackers, stuffed shells and other goodies.
Saturday morning was breakfast together, and I still remember looking out at the snow covered woodshed and the brook/creek. My parents live in the woods with a 600 foot driveway. Its hard to explain, but something about their location screams Christmas. They have a furnace now, but I still remember helping my Dad load up the wheel burrow with firewood to bring to the basement. He'd shovel a path from the house to the woodshed for easier travel with the wheel burrow.
Wow, is it me or does this time of year make you remember stuff?