12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS.
The 12 days of Christmas start today, and I am already behind schedule. Not hopelessly, thankfully, but slowly falling behind. Usually by now, I have baked at least one thing, but not yet. And usually my tree trimming and other household decorations have been up since the day after Thanksgiving, but not yet. And I definitely have my outfit for my Christmas party figured out, but not yet. Shopping is usually close enough to being done that I can breathe a sigh of relief, but not yet. And wrapping is usually up-to-date with the shopping, so of course not yet! Yes, I am busy, but I feel like I shouldn't have any excuses to not have this stuff done, but by the time I get home at night, I am ready to sit and do nothing. And right now, I have three things in my car to be exchanged or returned, and I'm not really sure when I will get to those.
This year, I only have one child living out of state, so I only have one-fourth of my shopping that really needs to be done in time to mail out. I'm close, but still haven't wrapped the stuff or found a box big enough for mailing. My Christmas tree sits with lights on but nothing else. The only decorations I have put up or out have been a wreath on the door I just put up and a few floral displays that I bought. Its looking pathetically not like Christmas. And today is supposed to be the biggest online shopping day left before Christmas, but even if I knew what I wanted to buy, I don't have any money left to buy with until payday!
Its times like these I want my own personal shopper, butler, maid, or whatever, along with an unending money supply. LOL! Even just a day off to do some of this stuff would be great! But somehow, everything gets done and things work out, so I am going to take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy!