I'll be the first to admit that I sometimes get that way within the first week after the holidays. Once Christmas is over, everything and everyone goes back to normal, and it's somewhat sad to see. How just a day before, everyone was happily singing Christmas carols, and laughing and telling jokes, and now we're right back to pushing people out of the way to grab items for those after-Christmas sales.
(And while we're on the subject, what is the deal with people who absolutely have to go shopping on the day after Christmas? Did you not get enough on Christmas Day? Sheesh. Talk about commercialism run amok!)
And, this is the character!
Now, here's the kicker. What if I told you that the Pigeon Lady from "Home Alone 2" and I have a LOT in common? You wouldn't believe it, would you?
Well, here...let me explain.
And therein lies the problem that I have had my entire life.
You see, I came to a bit of a conclusion yesterday. Don't get me wrong, Christmas Day was fantastic - one of the best ever, actually. And, I don't need to be told that I completely spoiled my niece and nephews...I know that I did!
But that's the thing...I spoil them because I really don't have anyone else to. I have no children of my own because I am currently not in a relationship with anybody.
And, I'm not in a relationship with anyone because I never trusted anybody enough to take that chance.
But, Kevin McCallister said a very wise thing. If I don't ever trust anybody, then how will I know what true joy is. And, while I admit that I love my moments of solitude...life would be a lot more fun if I had somebody to share it with.
So, maybe what I need to do for next year is put myself out there. I mean, I don't see myself putting an ad on Match.com anytime soon...but I suppose that there are ways around that.
I suppose if the alternative is living in a park with birds swooping around me...what is there to lose?