Saturday, November 28, 2009

Holiday Hub-Bub

Here we are. Holiday season. As if it isn't crazy enough with Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. We also have Becca's birthday, her party, her school program, the squadron Christmas party, my three Christmas chorus concerts (and rehearsals), out of town visitors and a trip to Tennessee scheduled in there too. I feel like I am already in hyper-over-drive about it all...thinking too much, making too many lists.

I really want to be relaxed and peaceful and Zen about all this. How can I slow down and breathe deeply and take it all in? How can I let the small stuff go? I can buy Becca a birthday cake. I can mail Christmas presents obnoxiously early. I can skip writing a Christmas letter this year. We don't have to go find a Christmas tree right away. We can eat pizza instead of home-cooked meals. I really want to let it all roll off my back. To be here. Present. Calm. That is my goal.


Angie said...

That is a lot. I am feeling stressed because I planned on making too much for Christmas. Handmade presents are great, but if you are making most items, you need to start in July. I've already crossed some things off of my list. And, we are leaving here on the 16th, so everything has to be done by then. I also don't have a photo for Christmas cards yet. We don't even have a ton of activities planned until we leave here. Thank goodness!

Smitty 1, 2 , 3 and 4 said...

You can do it! I know you can... I know you can! Take a deep breathe and let it roll girl. You shine when your plate is full.
Just think of how relaxing Jan will be. ;)

Bevo said...

Great goals! Dig deeply into the recharge moments such as when you are singing in the choir.

sgtsharp said...

Run around scream & shout!!

Katie said...


Jen said...

I know. I know! I keep thinking about how busy I am, and then think about how you have to throw a birthday party into the mix, too! Busy! I hope you can have some time to relax. I'm sure Becca will love a store-bought cake. And if it sucks, you can send a photo of it to cakewrecks. =)

Bevo said...

Here's a poem Grandma Sue taught us to use in panic occasions:

When in trouble
When in doubt
Run in circles
Scream and shout
Hit your head against the wall
Make it hell for one and all!

Katie said...

I think Grandma Sue's slogan really applies to me on a daily basis.

Angie said...

I love Grandma Sue's slogan! I may have to print it out for our kitchen.