I thought I was so prepared this year. My shopping was done early, the house was decorated in plenty of time, but I am feeling such a holiday time crunch. I feel so incredibly busy, but I know that there are people out there so much more busy than me, how do they do it?
Let's see, today I worked on a Christmas present I'm making (okay, so there's one thing that I put off till late), I got ready for a presidency meeting, went to the presidency meeting, picked Tyler up from school, took him straight to WalMart to buy a birthday present, took him to the birthday party, worked on my homemade present again, picked him up, came home, wrapped a sheet of stickers 30 times for hot potato at the preschool party on Friday, gathered materials for the party, (yes, I'm the room mom, another thing that definitely crept up on me this time of year), made dinner, cleaned it up, read with Tyler, watched Frosty the Snowman on TV with Tyler, put him to bed, worked again on my present, and now I'm doing this. Okay, that so did not help; I just feel more busy now after rereading that.
I think the biggest problem is that I forgot to take into account all the little things that are inevitable this time of year. Example: Last Friday Dan decides that he DOES need to go to his work party, and on Saturday, an hour before it's time to leave, he decides that I too DO need to come. Did I mention it was black tie? Here we are:
Luckily, I had a dress from about 6 years ago, when Dan had some other work function that was black tie, and luckily it still fit!
My goal was to not let the stress get to me, and I think that is still possible. I still have 6 days till Christmas, and not too much to do. At least I think. We'll see what creeps up.