Today’s prompt is: The time someone or something ruined your holiday season.
When I was married Christmas was a day of hectic movement, timelines and too much food. It wasn’t that it was ever ruined there wasn’t time to consider that as there was a sense of having to be somewhere on time or questions would be asked.
Since those days my Christmas has slowed down. Once my dad died, and I have been on my own Christmas has been even slower though one year my sister invited me to Christmas lunch. I discovered she had invited every friend she’s ever had and I felt very out of it. So I’ve declined her invites since.
Of course, I have tried to maintain my dad’s preference for a ham sandwich for Christmas lunch.
Written for: https://rantingalong.blog/2018/12/06/joelles-tales-first-thursday-of-the-month-tmat120-writing-prompt-for-december-2018/
I hope you have a treat or two with your sandwich Mchael.
I shall do my best
Rally around the Almighty Ham Sandwich!
Think I’d be insulted, too, if a family member invited me for something that special just to find out I was the 5th wheel!
You put the dilemma in 120 words — first it was too much, then too little — then a whole lot of empty. Making a tradition out of your dad’s ham sandwich routine seems to be a warm , cozy, and quiet alternative.
Thanks so much, it was a good challenge. merry Christmas/holiday/whatever you celebrate or not…I’ve enjoyed your monthly challenges.
You have captured Christmas: the Nightmare exceedingly well. 🙂
Ha , thanks