Only TWO WEEKS left to Stop Christmas!!!

By JJ
@JolietJake (48456)
Olney, Illinois
December 11, 2017 3:34am CST
...and I just don't have the energy this year to get involved. All the planning and plotting and scheming...I just can't seem to get properly engaged in the frame of mind needed to undertake a task of this magnitude. Of course, it's Monday...and I can never seem to get motivated about anything on Mondays. Except it's payday. That will at least get me as far as going to work. May not motivate me to do anything after I get there, but...
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@Morleyhunt (19078)
• Canada
11 Dec
I don't try to stop it...I just let it happen. I do what I can to prepare, but try not to sweat if things aren't perfect or the way id like them to be.
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@JolietJake (48456)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Dec
I wish they'd move either Christmas or Thanksgiving...having 2 major family get-togethers in a one month period, basically, is too much.
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@Morleyhunt (19078)
• Canada
11 Dec
@JolietJake maybe we could have Christmas in February? But then it would interfere with Valentine's Day.
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@JolietJake (48456)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Dec
@Morleyhunt Only families in Kentucky and Arkansas get together for Valentine's Day.
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@JudyEv (115606)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Dec
Just ignore it. A week or two (or is it three?) and it will all be over and we can gradually get back to normal.
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@JolietJake (48456)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Dec
Two from today, three if you throw New Year's into the mix
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@JudyEv (115606)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Dec
@JolietJake Maybe I'll hibernate for a while.
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@Happy2BeMe (71975)
• Canada
11 Dec
Paydays are the best day!! They make going to work worthwhile..the other days...not so much!! lol
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@JolietJake (48456)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Dec
So of course, I started ignoring my bank balance Saturday since I knew I would 'replenish' it today before I get hit with any overdraw fees
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@Happy2BeMe (71975)
• Canada
11 Dec
@JolietJake oh ya the bank is always looking for their share of your hard earned money
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@dodo19 (31312)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
11 Dec
It can be draining to try and stop a big holiday like Christmas.
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@JolietJake (48456)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Dec
It is terribly exhausting to be sure.
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@dodo19 (31312)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
11 Dec
@JolietJake I can certainly imagine.
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@Madshadi (8809)
• Brussels, Belgium
11 Dec
Do you have less work during the holidays?
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@JolietJake (48456)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Dec
Me? I get Christmas Day and New Year's Day off, but I work all the others in between.
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@Madshadi (8809)
• Brussels, Belgium
11 Dec
@JolietJake that would get me motivated
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@JolietJake (48456)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Dec
@Madshadi Even a 'day off' often means I have to go deal with a problem at one of the rental houses Boss owns.
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
11 Dec
You may as well give up now because you will fail as always.
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@JolietJake (48456)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Dec
Are you saying I am successful at being a failure?
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@Asylum (48292)
• Manchester, England
11 Dec
@JolietJake You excel at failure.
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@Daelii (4243)
• United States
11 Dec
I hope your day gets better! We are still planning holiday stuff
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@JolietJake (48456)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Dec
Just don't make any plans for Christmas 2018, I'm pretty sure I'll have stopped it by then
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@Daelii (4243)
• United States
12 Dec
@JolietJake lil I'm thinking to do family Christmas eve get together and relax Christmas day...
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@NJChicaa (35721)
• United States
11 Dec
Friday was my payday. I assume the check was the same as all of the others. I didn't even bother to open the pay stub. It all gets directly deposited into an account that I don't even know the # to.
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@JolietJake (48456)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Dec
I sometimes wish I got a salary. It would simplify things a bit.
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@NJChicaa (35721)
• United States
11 Dec
@JolietJake For me, it is great. My day starts and ends at the bell as my husband likes to say. After doing it for so many years, I don't need to prepare any longer. All of my grading, lesson plans, etc. get done while I'm at work. I don't bring anything home EVER. My husband, on the other hand, is salaried and he works long hours plus commuting to and from PA each day.
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@toniganzon (47891)
• Philippines
11 Dec
I always look forward to Mondays. I hate weekends.
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@JolietJake (48456)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Dec
I just ran into work to turn the heat on...allegedly someone is supposed to come today and fix it so it works right.
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@JohnRoberts (49110)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Dec
No issue with New Year's?
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@JolietJake (48456)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Dec
Amateur's Night?
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@Juliaacv (27832)
• Canada
11 Dec
Making it into work on Mondays is usually biggest hurdle to overcome, its all downhill after that, and Christmas.......you can let that one go, please, I really really like it.
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@JolietJake (48456)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Dec
The only good thing about Christmas is it falls on a payday Monday, which means I'll get paid the Friday before it
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11 Dec
time really flies. I haven't put up our Christmas tree yet. Though I am already almost done with my xmas shopping , I haven't wrapped them yet. Too many things to do with very little time
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@JolietJake (48456)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Dec
I still need to get something for the 'Dirty Santa' gift exchange the family does
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Dec
You can't stop Christmas this year, you don't want to... And it's all someone's fault for being so super nice to you. I hope you have a good day. =)
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@LadyDuck (141563)
• Switzerland
11 Dec
Christmas here is the first important celebration after Easter, so I am not very concerned to stop it, but I will be glad when it's over. I cannot stand anymore the Christmas songs and the Christmas villages in the malls.
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@peachpurple (12195)
• Malaysia
11 Dec
another 4 days to pay day at mylot
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@Williamk (27)
11 Dec
Ok
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@JolietJake (48456)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Dec
OK what?
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11 Dec
@JolietJake that is nice
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@yugocean (7918)
• India
11 Dec
Very much you have to deal with it, but the worst could be, it will pass soon and the holiday will pass soon. Till then we have no choice, but can have "enjoy holiday" whichever comes our way.
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@JolietJake (48456)
• Olney, Illinois
11 Dec
At least it is only once a year
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@yugocean (7918)
• India
11 Dec
@JolietJake So start preparing for next year and keep Scar ready for it. Start.
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• China
12 Dec
Merry Christmas in advance.
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@allen0187 (31040)
• Philippines
12 Dec
Yay for paydays! Have you tried bribing Christmas for it not to show up at all?
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@sishy7 (27671)
• Australia
11 Dec
The one time I tried to put out a tiny bit of some festive post, it lasted only for 12 hours...
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