*SIGH* I generally love the holidays. Not the "christmas" sort of thing (we are atheists) but the whole friendly, happy, warm, family oriented.....you get the idea. Anyway, normally my husband gets to be here at least close enough to do the family thing. Well, we will see him in January this time. Oh well. We are broke but then isn't everyone. He just sent a text telling me he got his sister, niece, and Aunt covered. All I could think was "that could have been dinner for the next week". So I forced a smiley and a "cool" back. I put my tree up a week or so ago. Took it down yesterday. I have a clock that chimes holiday tunes on the hour. Just about ripped it off the wall a few minutes ago and trashed it. Gonnna take the batteries out before the hour changes again....just can't take it. Today was supposed to be the christmas parade here. We were going to go but it is cold and the wind is blowing and I am just NOT in the mood so we are doing family house cleaning instead ( ). I just want to call off the whole mess and hole up here and sulk. So, I am sending a warm "BAH HUMBUG" to everyone. Sorry, I just NEEDED that!!!!!