Thursday, December 13, 2007

It's contagious

I am fairly certain that holiday panic is contagious. Consider yourself warned.

I know that every year I will start out with a ton of gusto in November and then come December I am totally out of steam. Thankfully I had most of the gifts that needed to be made and most of the decorating done by the time December arrived. By I am still starting to panic a little.

My Dad brought me over this gorgeous, fancy new camera. I haven't even cracked open the book yet to sort it out.
I have a huge pile of ornaments waiting to get on the tree.
A gigantic stack of postcards waiting to be mailed.

And the shopping? Pfffft. We've done a little for Jack, but let's not even go there, ok?

To top it off I have had a splitting headache for two days, I haven't slept well in a week and Jack really does not entertain himself at all these days.

Is everyone else just gliding through December, or are all of you panicked yet?

I think I am going to need a nap. LOL

21 comments:

  1. I hope your headache goes away and you feel better soon! That sure doesn't help.

    Your Christmas card is adorable! I'm letting a lot slide this year as we're only beginning to settle in. I made peace with that early on. {That is so unlike me. Long story short: We had another Christmas a few years back, where I wasn't getting things done and wasn't able to buy too many gifts and I struggled through that one. So I'm very thankful this year that I feel ok about it all.}

    I'm trying to think of any advice I might have... Maybe make a list and prioritize. It always helps me to make lists. (And cross off that which you can let go of.) And take a deep breath and count your blessings. {I need to take that advice myself!}

    You lucky duck! You got a new camera. :) You're going to have fun with that!

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  2. I hope you feel better soon! *hugs*

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  3. It is freak-out-ville over here so you arent alone. I dont have one gift made yet and I have like 20 (no joke) to sew up this weekend.

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  4. I know how you feel.I started freaking out last week. I swear I've lost my mind. I put way too much stuff on my plate so now I'm just letting things slide like Jennifer. Hope you feel better soon

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  5. I wanted to give up on my morning walk in favor of a few extra minutes---as if that would help! I go in and out of panic and it's stupid. But making the holidays happen falls on my shoulders and even though she's 13 I want to create magic. sign. It's all good except for how I felt this morning! So you're NOT alone!

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  6. Love the christmas baubles. It always seem such a rush and the last minute panic! We get there in the end though.
    Alison

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  7. A little panicky here.

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  8. Slow down and know that you'll get it all done. Or not. And, it will be a perfect holiday because you have your family and health. And who really needs anything more than that?

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  9. Tew-tally contagious, dah-ling. I am freaking out here on the hour.

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  10. Oh ya..panicky for sure! I'm letting things slide, too, and getting done what I can this weekend. The good news is I have a week off starting Tuesday afternoon so I can get a bunch done during my break from my day job. The bad news is I have a holiday party Tuesday night, a meetin g on Wednesday morning that just got on radar that I have to attend and another work obligation on Thursday morning...geesh...my vacation isn't starting out well. LOL

    Anywhoo--your note alone. This year seems to be flying by too quickly, or maybe it's just me who has so many expectations of myself that there's not enough hours in the day to make it all happen anyway.

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  11. Hope your headache goes away soon!

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  12. You're not alone -- I'm panicky too. And getting nowhere on the shopping. In denial about it all as I sit here on the computer LOL! Those ornaments look yummy. Good luck with your new toy!

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  13. I feel your pain. Although I'm done with the gift making and buying I have yet to wrap or put up the trees. But I'm aiming for the weekend!

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  14. misery loves company! right there with you.

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  15. I got a head start in October when I was off track, and let me tell you it went to my head or something because I got over confident. Now, I have a swap deadline today, dozens of unfrosted cookies on the counter, a present in pieces that needs to be sewn, hair that needs a color and cut, a party and a baby gift to do-um tonight! YIKES!

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  16. I have not bought one gift or even come up with my gifting theme. I am so behind. But work is over and now I can shift gears... I am just going to drink lots of hot chocolate and stare at my tree and pray inspiration hits!

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  17. I'm panicked. Really.

    We haven't even TAKEN the photo of the kids for our Christmas cards! It's been so rainy and overcast for days and weeks that I have been putting it off.

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  18. That is so true about letting it go in December. I had to get myself going because I was behind. I finished my decorating and shopping. i had to let go the outside decorating I wanted to do and the the impromptu cocktail party. Oh well mybe next year. Hope you feel better!
    Bristol

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  19. Jennifer8:00 PM

    You are SOOOOO not alone! Major panic is underway at my house. My traditional Christmas prints are not made, there is not one pan of home-made cinnamon rolls yet, and the quilt for my mom that has to be mailed out of town is only a top. Oh, and there are still NO Christmas decorations at my house... I have no idea how I will get it done.

    The toddler dropped his morning nap just after Thanksgiving. And not only does he not entertain himself, we've officially made it to the "he's into EVERYTHING" stage where I spend my days chasing him and saying no.

    I'd like to think that next year will be easier, but I'll have two kids... MAybe I'll finally figure out how to start earlier?

    Jennifer
    www.whatididatschooltoday.com

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  20. Your holiday postcards are LOVELY!!!!

    (and how exciting to have a shiny new camera!)

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  21. I'm right there with you Sarah! And it looks like we're in good company. :)

    I

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