The holidays are fast approaching and while most of you will be extremely busy cooking delicious meals and having guests over, my husband and I will be relaxing doing as little as possible – Jealous?!
We don’t have any family in Michigan so if we *really* want to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas we head to Canada where my family lives. We didn’t celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving this year since we couldn’t afford the trip home and I’m unsure whether we’ll celebrate American Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving in November still seems weird to me, it’s too close to Christmas! Last year we cooked a Tofurkey in our apartment and ate that alongside mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables – nothing too fancy. I just can’t find the energy to do something fancy up when it’s just my husband and I eating. Lazy Amber strikes again!
My husband and I don’t consider ourselves religious, so decorating the house for Christmas is silly in my opinion; however, I did grow up in a Catholic household so having a house without any decorations kind of bums me out too. I haven’t believed in Christ since I was 11 so why am I going to spend a ton of money decorating for his birthday? We may buy a “Charlie Brown Tree” so we don’t come off as complete Grinches but we’ll have to see. I can only imagine our puppy Andy tearing it down moments after we’ve set it all up. We’ll be in Canada for a week over Christmas visiting with friends and our family so I can enjoy my mom & sister’s decorations. A total win-win because it’s not hypocritical of me when I’m over at someone else’s house… right?
This blog post is making us sound like total bummers but it is what it is. For now it’s the perfect set-up : ) But who knows… maybe one day, if we decide to have children, you’ll see my husband on our roof trying to out-Griswold the neighbours, but for now I’m satisfied with how we celebrate the big holidays.
How do you celebrate during the holiday season?