Monday, December 21, 2009

What? Already?

Ha! The stress mounts, but so does the personal satisfaction and sense of accomplishment.

I don't think I have ever had a Christmas season as crazy busy as this one, nor have I ever been this far behind. But, I am pleased to announce, with each project accomplished I feel an amazing sense of accomplishment.

Thus far this season I have:
  • put up my tree
  • put lights on my tree (last night)
  • gotten treats made. They were eaten by my family, so had to make more treats, most of which are finished.
  • written the family news letter
  • gone to a family party
  • hosted a family party
What I have left to do:
  • Make gifts for Jeffrey's siblings and families... involves sewing... has potential to be disastrous.
  • Make gifts for our parents... involves power tools... I am pretty excited for that one!
  • Plan two parties for the same day (with two different sets of friends)
  • Start and finish Christmas Shopping
  • Get newsletter printed and mailed... go to Kinkos for this.
  • Finish treats
  • Wrap everything.
  • Buy paperclips, bend them to make hooks for ornaments
  • Decorate the tree
  • Take Keith to see the Christmas Village at nearby park.
I think that is everything. I probably have forgotten something big, and then christmas will get here and I will remember it and be all stressed out. That is how these things generally go, isn't it? At any rate, I have given up on the house for now. Too many other things to do.

But when I finish something, it sure puts a smile on my face, so despite this monstrous list and only having 4 days...3 days (today is basically gone) left to get it all done, I am pretty darn happy! I hope your holidays are fantastic and I hope everyone else is further along with their preperations than I am!

6 comments:

Natasha said...

Are you sure you just had a baby??? I am so impressed and amazed that you are attempting, and going to complete, every item on that long list of yours. I don't know how you do it with two young ones; I can only hope I have half your energy when I have kids.

Noodle said...

I got a lot of my christmas shopping done before Ally got here but I have neglected to get some thing for one of the most important people in my life my hubby.... Darn't now I have to figure some thing out... Oh and get my house really clean cause I have Family comeing over christmas and I don't wantto clean on christmas... Hey its a holliday for me too =)

tinahead81 said...

you go super mama!!

i was thinking today how busy i feel this year!! i'm just about finished with everything. a few more cookies to bake...and i'm cooking christmas dinner...hopefully i'll get a chance to relax for the new year LOL!

you enjoy that family of yours and have a very merry christmas!!!!
(can't wait to see this project with the power tools!!!)

Sue said...

All I can say is wow. I'm impressed!

=)

Familia Morales said...

Holy cow girl, you are ambitious! Have fun celebrating!

Capt'n Amazing's wife said...

I'm just finally figuring out what treats to do, too bad all Nick's coworkers are already on vacation!