Weekends don’t feel the same during the holidays. Do you know what I mean? It feels like I am on a 24/7 work schedule with both work and family tasks are colliding. On any given day this week, I had simultaneously grocery lists, work lists, technical difficulties at every turn, and a dental appointment I almost missed. And, then there was the Christmas cards incident.
Seriously? I was on the top of my game a month ago.
I started the season with a sprint; kind of like in middle school when we had to run a mile in gym class in under 16 minutes. I would start out full speed ahead, breaking from the pack only to end up with a side cramp ten yards from the start line.
That’s pretty much how to describe my holiday organizational skills. Yep, day one I was on my game, checking off my little to do boxes.
And, then that side cramp kicked in; my Christmas cards.
I mailed our Christmas cards on November 30th. I got ahead of the Christmas card frenzy. And having that big box checked lured me into a feeling of accomplishment and organizational skills I don’t usually see until January 10th.
And, the next day, yard eight or nine, I got the side cramp; the Christmas card cramp.
A few days after I mailed our cards. I got two almost identical texts from two of my sister-in-laws- within a few hours of each other. One took a photo for illustrative purposes. Yep, I was so on top of it I printed two copies of labels. And, somehow I used the same sheets twice.
A third of our friends and family received duplicate cards. Which explains the missing Christmas and holiday stamps.
Ad this just threw me off my game! Like what else did I duplicate? Did I already buy those cute Vineyard Vine shirts for the boys? Did I already wrap the cute whale baseball cap on the same site I bought for myself (on clearance)?
CHRISTMAS CARD CHAOS
In my defense, here are a few totally legit reasons why I got derailed and now feel like the girl on the spin bike who can’t click her heels to get off the bike! Make it stop!
I got distracted by a few finds around the internet (before the net neutrality rules repeal). On a side note, I hope I don’t get charged per Target, Crate & Barrel or Vineyard Vines click.
If you want the most minimalist and beautiful kitchen inspiration click here.
If you want to see my version of a minimalist kitchen read this post.
And, if you want to see Dawn’s Christmas kitchen in her cabin read this one.
Ever wonder where the expression naughty or nice originates? You can read it here.
And, this quick list over at Country Living shares ways to celebrate Christmas traditions from our parents and grandparents’ generation.