Wednesday, December 16, 2009


It's been over a week since my last post. I really admire, and am jealous of you ladies who manage to get all your holiday tasks accomplished, and find the time to blog about it!

You show off your decor, you share your recipes, all your preparations are shared on your blog. I am panicking this year and am further behind than I have ever been at this point in December! ARGH!

And I had such great ambitions for preparing early, and really enjoying my December. So much for that.

Here's a little bit of randomness, just so ya know I'm still here.

It is FREAKIN' COLD here! Our driveway faces north, and is on a slant. So yesterday when Hubby and I got home from running errands, I'm getting out of the car, and nearly get run over when our car starts sliding backwards down the driveway! Yeah, really!

My favorit pair of jeans is TOO BIG! YAY! I have to get a smaller size. Merry Christmas to me!

I let my poor dog outside yesterday when I came home in between running errands, then forgot to let her in before we left again! The poor thing was shivering when we got home, and just a whining! I felt so bad!

It will be a miracle if I'm ready fror Christmas by the 24th this year. Here's my schedule:

Today: meeting my mom, my SIL and her mom to shop (somewhere that has NOTHING that's on my list) and have lunch. In the evening meeting with the rest of the YW presidency to make Christmas gifts for the girls.

Tomorrow: Christmas celebration in the a.m. at the school, my girls are singing. In the evening staff/board Christmas party for the school. I also need to help my kids finish making gifts for their teachers, because Friday's the last day of school!

Friday: Short day at school. In the evening Birthday party for my nephew.

Saturday: In the morning is our ward Christmas breakfast. After that, meeting again with the YW presidency to finish the girls' gifts.

Sunday: Church, then meeting some friends at Temple Square to see the lights.


Please pray for me!

I hope you all are enjoying your December! In spite of my stress I do so LOVE Christmas time.

Oh Come Let Us Adore Him....


Unknown said...

We just got back form a 7 day vacation so needless to say I have tons to do too!! BUT, I will not let it deter my holiday mood!!!! Don't let it to you either!


Kim said...

I sooo feel your stress. I had surgery Nov 30th, just 16 days ago and I am no way close to being ready for Christmas but its coming whether I'm ready or not plus money has been extremely scarce. OUCH!!!!

Sugarplum Creations Blog said...

I've been trying so hard not to let the little stresses creep in and ruin the holiday for me {or my girls! or husband ;) } It always seems there's so much to do. And once I cross something off the list, I'm adding five more items. Ay yi yi.

Emmy said...

Good luck!! You can do it! I have my shopping done but need to get all the laundry done and the house cleaned as my parents are coming tomorrow... but yet here I am on the computer :)

Macey said...

Last week and this week SUCK here! TOO MUCH TO DO! I hope you get everything done! I feel like the blog is the way to step away from it and relax. Sorta.

SarahAnne said...

Lots of us are in the same boat - that's probably why we haven't been posting comments. :) Good luck!

shortmama said...

I am with ya girl! struggling to find the time to get it all done and way too much to do!

Amy said...

I know it will get all done. How funny the other day when we went to get our Christmas tree I left our dog out. We came home and I went in the house letting him know we got our tree. He was not there. I was like oh no I left him outside.

Rachelle said...

Holy Cow! I'm glad you didn't get run over by your own car!!! I can totally understand how overwhelmed you feel. Especially with a church calling as involved as the one you have. I would gladly go shopping for you! I'll even wrap them! I know it sounds strange, but to me, that's therapeutic.

Good Luck, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

jennykate77 said...

I feel the SAME way!!! I'm not EVEN finished with my shopping...there are cards left to send, cookies left to bake, a gingerbread house just waiting to be put together, parties to attend, and a million other things. But I'm trying to take it one thing at a time. Oh, and you almost got ran over in your own driveway?!!! I'm glad you're ok. That's crazy. I miss you!!! Hope you're having a good day!♥

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

X, don't be so hard on yourself. :) I think most all of us feel this way. I have a list a MILE long of stuff I need to get done. I haven't returned any visits to my blog today, and I'm not sure I'll get a chance... :s

Jen @ said...

That's how I feel this year! I am freaking out. I haven't wrapped one thing and hardly bought anything either.

Oh, my driveway faces north too :) Good luck getting everything done!


Grace @ One Craft Girl's Corner said...

December CAN be totally crazy! I read somewhere in the blog world to start my Christmas projects in July, and I actually followed through with it! I'm so glad that I did because my twins and I have been sick for a week now. I'm praying for you that you'll get done in time!

Koko said...

Ah much fun and so much stress! I'm so proud of you for fitting into your smaller jeans! That's very exciting. I hope those YW appreciate all the work and effort you are putting into their gifts. Hopefully their mothers help them recognize this... You are doing great and you will get it all done...somehow it always works out. That's part of the Christmas miracle.

J.J. said...

I to have to find the time to finish ...well start the wrapping ;)

Hope you are enjoying your short day!

Heidi Boos said...

Woo-wee girl! Hang in there with all the busy-ness of the season! Enjoy it as much as you can!! Congrats on the weight loss...I'm so proud of you! I feel like we have really been enjoying the season, but all those little things have yet to be done...wrapping presents and finishing getting gifts is one of them!! Oh, wait...that's not little!!