The Stockings were hung...

and the house is all ready. My spirits...well...I keep telling myself Im not to be bummed on Christmas's the Lords birthday for goodness sakes! So why must I feel so blue?  I am going to put on my "happy face" and march right into my kitchen and be Merry. Yep..that's what Im going to do. I have so many blessing to be thankful for and yet I feel like poop...Have you ever had one of those days? Please tell me it's normal and that Im not the only blogger here that has felt this way. I love Christmas...I love the gift that was given to us from above....sigh~
  So this post is for those of us who have ever felt like poop on Christmas Eve. I think it's ok to feel like poop sometimes (maybe not on Christmas Eve) but all the same it's ok~


  1. I have felt that way many Christmas Eves. And Christmas Days, and New Year's Eves, and New Year's Days...I think the only reason I don't feel that way now is because even though we are strapped financially we are still being blessed beyond words. The Lord is good.

    : )

  2. Oh, and MERRY CHRISTMAS! : )

  3. o, Susie...yes, it's ok to be down every now and then. Even on Christmas Eve. Just do as you say, get in the kitchen, make a batch more of cookies...take a bubble bath and lather on some great smelling perfume...light candles all over the house...and, listen to some snappy Christmas music...M.Cary's Santa Clause is coming to Town will snap anyone in a low mood right back on top! :0)

    I do hope your Christmas if chock full of blessings and happiness...
    I've loved blogging with you, getting some of your beautiful work..and looking forward to more of the same.
    Love, bj

  4. You are not alone.
    Hope your spirits lift and you have a wonderful Christmas.

  5. Christmas is one of those half full/half empty holidays... but there is so much to be thankful for starting with the gift of the Lord Jesus.
    Merry Christmas and God Bless

  6. I just told a dear friend (and I quote)
    "I feel like a complete poop"

    Merry Christmas to you.

  7. Sorry you feel blue, it happens -even on Christmas Eve. As long as we focus on good things we can get to feeling better :0) I hope you have a Blessed Christmas!

  8. i feel that way often enough during the holidays that my family calls me the grinch. it is not that i don't like christmas and am not thankful for the gift of is just something that i can never quite put my finger on something that gives me the blahs.

  9. So many emotions, expectations and memories fly around Christmas. I am sorry that you are feeling not quite yourself. I hope you have some time to give yourself a little special care.
    By the way,I admire your authenticity in sharing. Not everyone feels excited today and I am sure you have helped someone by doing this.
    God bless you and yours.

  10. I hear ya!! I think the holidays can bring about mixed emotions. I have weird family stuff to deal with today and then I think I'll feel better...just put a smile on your face (it's surprising how much of a difference that can make) and be busy and I know you'll feel better!

  11. this has been the hardest year! i have felt like that every day this month...i just have to keep reminding myself what it's all about...every day, all day! so no sweet girl you are not alone.;D

  12. You're not alone...
    It really is different this Christmas somehow...
    I think you'd like my most recent post...a blue, blue, christmas.
    Check it out at
    It will pass, I promise :)
    Merry Christmas!

  13. I am feeling like one major poop right now too. I have always had a struggle with the holidays. I think I too will get in the kitchen and try to make merry! I too have so very much to be thankful for, the birth of our Saviour most of all. He gave everything for me. Holidays are always a struggle for me, but that is another story. Hope you have a blessed Christmas. May our expectation be in HIM alone. Jackie

  14. Felt like poop yesterday. Cried in the kitchen a little even. We've had a house guest for four days and I think all the extra work was just wearing on me. I get down if I feel like the "work" involved gets in the way of the really important stuff. I want to be out there reading to my children, but also need clean clothes to pack so we can drive 9 hours away and visit the in-laws. Sigh. Stuff like that. Thankfully, today is down time. I think we've carved out a few days where all we have to do is enjoy each other, rejoice in God's grace, and eat :)

    Hope you get rest soon, sweetie, and that the Lord gives you the grace to really worship Him in your heart the way you want to :)

    Merry Christmas, Susie!

    ~Jacci in Ohio

  15. Susie, I could tell you stories about feeling like poop on Christmas that would curl your hair!

    A batch of cookies helps a lot!

    Merry Christmas!!

  16. I have been really ill for the last 7 weeks - until about a week ago when I had surgery to help fix the problem. I'm still recovering and haven't had much energy until just the last 2 days. I just did my tree last night. It takes me hours to do just about anything lately. I know how feeling like poop feels. I'm with ya sista. I think this and the economy and people just not putting up their Christmas lights has had a bummer effect on me. I'm the hostess tonight and the only decorations we have up are the tree and a nativity. No presents under the tree at all. You know what? That's okay. I keep reminding myself that it's not about all of that. It's ALL about the birth of our Savior. I've watched The Nativity Story 3 times already this past week or so. It lifts my spirit and reminds me to focus on that versus the decorations and the gifts. Smile and know that you're okay to feel this way. Love those you're with today and tomorrow and find someone less fortunate than yourself to help. It will bring you JOY. Merry CHRISTmas!

  17. Oh and Susie, if you want to see mixed emotions on Christmas, take a look at the Christmas family mosaic I posted. The upper left photo is the one to look for. There are some varied emotions seen in that might lift your spirits to see it. It does mine, every time I look at it. It's my all time favorite photo with the grandkids.:-) It speaks volumes.

  18. Oh yes, I think it is pretty common to feel that way. Someone told me to act 'as if' - act as if you are joyous and happy and soon it will transform you.

    Merry Christmas, Susie!


  19. Oh Susie, I couldn't have said it better myself. I always struggle at holidays, love them (sort of)but struggle for many reasons. Don't beat yourself up too much, you are definitely not alone. Remember no matter how you feel HE loves YOU! I am always so happy on December 26th...go figure!

    Hugs and Merry Day!


  20. Oh, I feel like poop too! I actually was in the doc today to get some really big antibiotics... And I was told that I can't sing (I'm a singer!) for 2 weeks! That will really dampen the holiday spirit. I'm hoping that after a few hours on these meds I'll feel better...about it all :)

  21. I totally get it! Yesterday and the day before I was feeling a bit down...not really sure why. Today much better. We've just got to roll with it. Christmas can be so overwhelming and I am convinced it wouldn't happen without the women in this world!
    Merry Christmas!

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  23. So sad to hear you are blue! Big hugs and prayers coming from Paraguay!
    Merry Christmas, Susie! Immanuel is with you!

  24. You're not alone. I have such blessings to be thankful for but just can't get in the mood. I think it's because there is so much presure to have "Christmas Spirit" and there is a different definition of that for everyone.

  25. I have believed for a long time that we put too much expectation on a small, wee, amount of time in the year to celebrate and be happy. We try to squeeze all the warm fuzzy, hopeful feelings of comfort and joy into an incredibly short period of time and the rest of the year we tell ourselves we are too busy or to financially strapped to celebrate anything. I say spread the joy around a bit. Do something joyous in May or June.
    Celebrate our friends and family in August! Give presents in July. Then the season of Christmas would not take on the heaviness some people feel. A lot of people have loved ones that passed during the holidays. Others experienced events that made them sad, divorce or other loss, around the holidays. Christmas is an opportunity during one time of the year to feel happy.
    The Christmas spirit belongs to the entire year. Its just what I feel.

  26. Ha!! I'm with you today! It's been a crazy, bummer month, and it's getting harder to keep my positive attitude lately. :) It's getting a little better as the day goes on though. Merry Christmas!!

  27. Oh yes...I am blue too! Don't know why. Just know I always feel this way at some point in the Christmas holidays. I hate it, but it just is.

    I am so humbled and excited about the reason for the season, so thankful that Jesus changed my life forever. Still just a little down.

    Merry Christmas anyway. God's very best blessings on you and yours these days and in the new year.

    Gwyn Rosser
    The Pink Tractor

  28. Well your stockings give me a good cheer. :) I didn't finish them this year, but I have 2 darling linens stockings started for next!!!

  29. You can feel like poop if you want too! Don't beat yourself up over it. Sometimes it is hard to get yourself out of a funk. I hope you feel better tomorrow and Merry Christmas!

  30. I think we do it to ourselves, despite our best intentions. I have been feeling down these past couple of days too, and I am looking forward to it all being over. I am relieved to know there are other women out there who are 'brave' enough to admit how they are feeling. I think WE all 'get' the reason for the season and everyone else, who are on holiday autopilot and just go through the routine are only kidding themselves. Tonight is a celebration of the most humbling night of our lives-seems like the perfect setting to want to be quiet and reflective. Wishing you all a peaceful, simple night...

  31. i feel like POOP tooo!! i had to have husband serve spag Os to the kids before he left for work.... tomorrow--have no i idea what Im cooking....

    lovely stockings!!!!

  32. Kellie BabineauxDecember 24, 2009

    Dear Susie,

    Thank you for your lovely, handmade items. Each of your gifts were received by my family and friends with much enthusiasism. My brother-in-law loved the board bearing his family sir name. He said the lettering looks "just like antique typewriter keys". My sister's best friend adores her beaded house blessing. What a special time of year to share your Christian faith with others. I, as ALWAYS, treasure my new board. And guess what-I still have a few more walls that need your signature art. Something marvelous for Mardi Gras. It's right around the corner you know?! Kellie Babineaux

  33. I think it's rather normal. All the anticipation and trying to make sure everything gets done. Sort of like a wedding. Spirits get so high they have to come down. Gravity, ya know! Merry Christmas!

  34. are you going to a christmas eve service? that might help, it's my plan anyway.

  35. I have felt right now from being up all night cooking....
    I'm sorry you feel that way...give yourself a hug from me! A big one!
    Merry Christmas,

  36. Hi Susie,
    It's Christmas Eve, I'm sitting in my office, Hubs is upstairs in his Man Cave watching some football game and this is the first Christmas we have not had with our kids ever!

    But, that's OK! We are warm, have each other and a widow friend of ours is coming over for dinner tomorrow so she won't be alone!

    It is easy to get blue...I have been many times..but just count your blessings for this year alone and you will see how blessed you are!!

    I have certainly enjoyed getting to "know" you this year! You are a beautiful, talented young woman!
    What I wouldn't give for your gift of creativity!
    May the New Year be your best yet!
    Judy M

  37. Hi Susie,

    I think that it is such a busy time of the year and if you are like me, you are exhausted. Enjoy the holidays and take some time off to rest and relax.
    May you and your family have a blessed and joyous Christmas.


  38. i feel ya! I am feeling the same way this Christmas eve... Nothing seems to be going right and I am just in a blah mood! I hope tomorrow brings all of us more cheer! Merry Christmas!

  39. I totally understand what you mean. I think as mothers we put SO much pressure on ourselves to pull off the picture perfect Christmas. We have so many people to please...parents, extended family, inlaws, children and others. It all builds up then suddenly it is over. We are always left thinking, "Well next year I'm going to...."
    I don't think we will ever think we got everything done and everything was perfect.
    Enjoy the day. Your posts show your devotion to your family and your lovely home. Let yourself know that you did a great job. Then treat yourself!!! Merry Christmas....Lori L.

  40. It's a weird year for me too. Know what I did? Rather than worry about not enough presents or no nice outfit, I took my son to 2 local church services tonite and we sang our hearts out. That put everything back in perspective again.

    And there is a silver lining to a poor economy. I finally have a fighting chance to teach my son how you don't need 10 gifts, but rather, 1. Just the way I grew up and loved every minute of it.

    Merry Christmas! And it shall be.


  41. Sometimes Christmas is a hard one, it brings memories to the forefront of our minds, and if that includes sad ones, we tend to be blue......
    Hang in there, Merry Christmas and enjoy the time with your family and friends, it will get better!!!!
    Margaret B
    by the way, your stockings are fabulous!!!!!

  42. Girl, I hope it is normal because I got it too! I, too, put on that happy face and march on....but I miss my parents more than I can express! And it just makes the holidays difficult....

    Hope you feel better soon ane we kick these poopy feelings!!

    Lou Cinda

  43. I am not sure how I stumbled onto your blog....but, love the stockings! From another "fellow" Cajun! :) xo...deb

  44. Merry Christmas to you! I hope you don't feel like poop today and are having a wonderful holiday!

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  46. I have definitely felt like poop over the holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's... it's always been either too much pressure I've put on myself or my family being... family. Whatever my boggles have been, I pray your mood was raised by heading off into the other room and smiling through it with your family. Merry Christmas (a day late but still... :) ) and have a gloriously wonderful New Year!

  47. Hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday with your loved ones!

  48. This whole holiday I felt like poop. Don't know why (maybe it was a bad case of PMS), but I just was not fun to be around a couple hours each day. Hopefully next year will be better! After all, it doesn't matter if we don't get gifts or if sister-in-laws are real jerks, we already received the greatest gift of all 2000 years ago.

  49. so glad someone else feels that way too - i thought i was the only one -
    thanks for making me feel better
    happy new year!!

  50. Yes, I feel a little "poopy" over the holidays as well. When the holidays are over, then I seem to get back to normal. You are not alone in your blue feelings. I wish you all the best in 2010. Happy New Year!

  51. We were not able to enjoy our Christmas much this year. We suffered a great loss that left us numb and confused. I know we still have so much to be thankful for. I am resting in the Lord and seeking His comfort even though I do not understand why things happen.


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