6 Days until Christmas!!! I'd love to hit the rewind button and start this whole holiday season over. Believe me, people, I'd say no to a few things, slow way down, and actually enjoy the season for a change.
Okay, so this time of year is insane!!!!
Anyone else unable to keep up with everything???
I mean, I haven't written anything other than a new synopsis since Thanksgiving. I've done a few critiques for my CP's and sort of figured out my next book, but I haven't maintained any sort of "normal" writing schedule whatsoever. Heck, I haven't maintained a normal schedule, period. Forget the gym. Haven't seen the inside of that in a couple weeks. And believe it or not, I actually enjoy that. Emily has a ball in the playroom, and I get to chat with my girlfriend and listen to my i-pod while sweating off stress with no one saying "mommy, mommy, mommy!" Sigh. Can't see myself getting back to that until Jan 2nd!
I feel like Christmas has just apeared out of nowhere. I didn't bake cookies this year, haven't done a lot of the things I normally do, and am just beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We've had so many parties to go to, and school functions to attend, the traditions have gone right out the window.
Holidays have become less fun for me, and so much more stressful. I can't seem to keep up. The lists for "santa" change daily. The feeling of "Okay, I have to stop. I can't afford to buy any more" combats with "Wow, that doesn't look like much. We need more under the tree." And then there's "Holy cow, did we forget so and so?"
We still have two more christmas parties, then christmas eve at my brother's and christmas day at my in-laws, New Years, so I still have to figure out what I'm going to bring to everything, shop for it, make it.....AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! It never ends.
Can you tell I'm overwhelmed!
All I can say is I can't wait until January 2nd, and that's sad. Holidays shouldn't be like this. Forget enjoying shopping, wrapping, etc. I love that we both have big families and we are close to both our families, and we have lots of friends we enjoy (though sometimes it's hard to please everyone when deciding who you spend what with), but sometimes, I'd like to just take my husband and kids and take off alone to just relax.
Now THAT would be an enjoyable holiday!!!
So please don't think I've forgotten my blogger friends. I'd give anything to blog and write everyday, but until the holidays are over, that ain't happenin;)))
Anyone else feeling the stress? Anyone else longing for normalcy??
I feel like I'm living a Seinfeld epidsode, only in this case it's, "Kari is getting upset" instead of "George is getting upset". So get off the crazy train and take a moment to enjoy what the holidays are supposed to be about. At least, that's what I'm going to do.