Holiday Preparations, List Making and Stress
|blocked and ready to be wrapped|
For being mid December, I am chugging away at what I'd like to accomplish before Christmas day. Years ago, dare I say decades? I discovered that I am at my happiest when I'm not stressed out. I do not thrive on procrastination, I am not exhilarated, that feeling is dread and panic. I perceive the flight instead of fight in any case of stress and sadly I get worse as I age.
|son's socks that are wash and dryer safe!!|
So I accepted who I am and have found what works for me. I'm sure you know where this is going..yep, I make lists. I have a notebook where my central list making occurs. For the holidays, I aim to be finished with outside family members by the end of November, I ship all the boxes the first week of December. For my dear family, I finish by December 15th. I take advantage of on line shopping and FREE shipping. Keep in mind I have children who give me Amazon wish lists and that makes my life easier.
|my friend gifted me a charlie brown christmas tree! I love it :)|
One of my new goals this holiday season was to not shop on the weekends. So far, I haven 't stepped foot in any mall and I must say this will be a yearly tradition. I stand in enough lines Monday through Friday! Crowds get on my nerves and waiting makes me cranky.
So I am faced with the wrapping and I have those socks in the above photo to finish. The Master Menu for the next five weeks is not complete. I've inventoried my freezer, refrigerator and the pantry. I need to now create the menu while the house is full.
Oh......and I haven't baked a single item. I'm waiting for the reinforcement troops to arrive!
|I wish I knew what I did to have flowers!!|
How are your holiday plans coming along? On target? Do you like to feel the pressure? Or are you like me??