It just isn’t Christmas without stress and emotional trauma

I am relishing this moment of peace and solitude.

Because the rest of this month is going to be CRAZY HECTIC with a capital FUCK.

There was an accident last week at the restaurant where I work involving a family member and a gas powered smoker.  Long story short (and without giving away too many personal details), the gas ignited when she tried to light it (as she always has in the past) and it blew up in her face resulting in several severe burns.  Luckily, she’ll be alright.  However, it couldn’t have happened at a worse time.  My heart goes out to her.

I’m covering her shifts now until she’s able to work again, but no one really knows how long that will be.  Most definitely until the beginning of the year at least, but probably even longer than that.  My schedule is going to be PACKED for a while, but that’s not really the point.  I’m just glad the situation isn’t any worse than what it is.

The downside to working all the time now is that I’ve been putting off finishing my Christmas shopping and now I need to find some time to squeeze it in before it’s too late.  I’m thinking about just ordering everything off Amazon!  I’ve never been much of an online shopper, but what better time than now to start?

Should be easy enough.

Okay, maybe not THAT easy.  It was worth a try.

In some other unrelated news, I have plans for this blog and countless other things (recipes, craft projects, etc.) but unfortunately I think it will all have to wait until after the new year to come to fruition.  I’m just going to take this time to focus on what’s really important – my family, my job, and (hopefully) making the holidays as happy and exciting as possible.


4 comments on “It just isn’t Christmas without stress and emotional trauma

  1. Carolynne says:

    Oh my gosh! That must have been really terrible for your co-worker. I am glad it wasn’t worse, but it’s still a terrible thing to happen. It’s really great that you will be able to cover her shifts. Hopefully you get a few days off inbetween! 🙂

  2. Rachel says:

    I imagine your coworker must have been terrified. D: I’m glad she is going to be okay, even if it’s going to take her a while to recover.

    I’ve put off my shopping way too long, as well. I’ve decided on gifts for my mom and brother (I’m not shopping for anyone else this year) and I should be able to get my mom’s gift downtown tomorrow, but I think I will have to order my brother’s on Amazon, so I should get on that. I’ve been reluctant to buy their gifts thus far because I get paid on Friday and I would rather do it with a fuller bank account, but I don’t want to wait so long that my brother’s gift doesn’t get here on time. I only have until the 21st, since we’re Jewish and Chanukah starts the 20th. I only have that extra day because I don’t go home from uni until the 21st. 😛 Good luck to both of us on that front!

  3. Caity says:

    Oh wow I am so sorry to hear about your coworker’s accident. That is so nice of you to cover her shifts for her but I can see why that would add to your stress especially around Christmas time. Definitely focus on that for the time being. We’ll be here when you get back! 🙂

  4. Kylie says:

    If only Amazon really did work that way…sigh!

    It’s way past Christmas, but is a great place for handmade goodies as well. They *do* have a gift suggestion tool, and it runs off Facebook information if you connect your accounts. I found some great presents that way this year!

    And I really hope your co-worker has healed; that accident sounds pretty scary.

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