Thursday, December 18, 2008

Is it really December 18?

The house is beautifully decorated with sparkling, creative Christmas decorations. Cookies are baked for the neighbors, piles of gifts are peeking out from under the glowing Christmas tree. The holiday meal is planned with delicious ingredients awaiting their fate. I'm at peace, enjoying a little eggnog while listening to my favorite Christmas music. Ahhh. I love Christmas.

Then I woke up.

I haven't even wrapped a single present, not that I've bought a lot of presents yet. Yes, I've looked at the calendar and I'm aware Christmas is next week. I had 12 months to prepare but I'm still not ready. The house is a mess and I don't see fitting a thorough cleaning in my schedule for at least another 48 hours. It's too late to shop online so I'm going to have to brave the mall THE WEEK OF CHRISTMAS. Baking? Who am I kidding.

It's going to be a very merry Christmas. It won't be picture perfect, but who needs perfection. (um, me - but medication is helping that tendency). Tis the season. Ho Ho Holy crap. I better get off the couch and get busy.


Anonymous said...

Glad I have company in the "haven't done a thing" Christmas department.

How many times can a person say "next year"?

Cari said...

okiesister - Hope springs eternal!!