Thursday, December 8, 2011

To Do Lists That Never Seem to End!

Missy, here. We've started the decorating around our house this past weekend. But I admit, it's stalled. This is our tree with lights, no ornaments. And actually, this is the Pre-Missy version. These are the lights the kids slapped up, but I always go along behind them and rearrange. :) Yes, gaps in lights drive me crazy. And I, therefore, drive the kids crazy. They just roll their eyes and move on to the ornaments.

BUT...this year, we got sidetracked by other activities the day we put up the tree. Now it's going to the the weekend before we get back to it. You'll also notice the bare mantel. I guess that'll be done on the weekend as well. Plus, hanging the lights outside. (The wreath, at least, is up.)

This halfway job is bugging me. I have a list a mile long of things that need to be done, and I don't seem to have checked off anything.

Are you in the same boat? And if you're one of those who is totally ready for Christmas, I'll try not to be too jealous. But I might have to hate you just a little bit. ;) (Just kidding!)

Please share how your holiday prep is going. Also, if you're having a tough holiday this year because of loss, I hope you'll share that as well. We don't want to forget you in all the hustle and bustle.



  1. Missy, I may be on track for Christmas, but I so understand having a to-do list a mile long! Last night I was just looking at it thinking wow how am I going to get all this done! :) One at a time I guess :) Best to enjoy life and let the rest work itself out :)

  2. Yes, Eva. I'm trying not to panic. I somehow aways get it all done. :)

  3. Normally by this time of the month, my house is completely decorated, cards addressed and mailed and at least part of the gifts purchased. Not this year. I haven't finished decorating, not one card has been addressed and I haven't even begun to THINK about what to buy for who. Bah humbug. :)

  4. Missy, needless to say, priorities have changed in our house this year. Putting up Christmas decorations, despite taking MUCH longer than usual, has been a nice diversion for me. Helped me keep my focus on what is important. Cards? Well, they may or may not get done. Maybe I'll send New Year's cards instead. Who knows? I'm taking things one day at a time.