I know this is going to come across like a Scrooge, but I think I have the worst case of PHD (Pre-Holiday Dread) that I’ve ever experienced. I know last year I was dreading the holidays because of my migraines (Christmas Klutz), but this year, I can’t even take looking at the Christmas stuff yet. There are neighbors on my street who already have their Christmas lights on! Even the sale flyers from the local drug stores are filled with stuff on sale for Christmas. Radio stations are playing 24 hours of holiday music and it isn’t even Turkey Day. A friend has already completed all her Christmas shopping!
I usually love the holidays, but just the thought of dealing with my migraines and family events, including the guilt of canceling or going with a bad flair up of pain and looking like a misery guts the whole time, makes me groan. Then there is the stress of Christmas shopping, getting a tree and decorating it, putting lights on the house and making cookies. It all seems too monumental.
Is anyone else feeling like this? Am I the only one afflicted with PHD??