This morning I am feeling a little bit like this bird being pursued by the neighborhood cat as Christmas Eve approaches. I just realized how many hours I have until our first gathering on Christmas Eve and just how much I need to get done before then.
This year is no different from any other as far as leaving things go until the last-minute but I had high hopes somehow this year would be different. I guess the key to things being different is to actually have a plan to do things differently. That didn’t happen.
My family keeps looking under the tree to see if there are any presents for them. I haven’t wrapped one present yet. It will be another late night. This last snow storm has put me behind schedule because of the work involved clearing the snow at the shop.
I’ve got a mental list going in my head for what I have left to do that I should really put down on paper to see if there is anything I’m missing on my list. It’s hard to check off an item on a virtual list or add them for that matter.
Tonight I will be spending the evening in the kitchen trying to get food ready for Friday evening. I always make the Swedish Meatballs and flatbread for our traditional Swedish Christmas Eve dinner. I like making both items just not the mess. I like to make them ahead of time and freeze them so it is not so stressful at the last-minute. There is nothing more depressing than coming home on Christmas Eve with a disaster in the kitchen to clean up before going to bed.
The original plan for the shop holiday hours was to close all day on Friday and open on Monday. The guys decided this week that we will be open until noon on Friday and closed all day Monday. I think they forgot to ask my opinion of the change. I would have said we should be closed all day Friday and all day Monday. I was so looking forward to having an entire day to get ready at home on Friday. It’s always hard to work in the morning and get things ready for the evening.
This morning as I look out my living room window it is dark and dreary, something we have had way too much of lately. A little sunshine would surely help me get motivated to get some things done. Maybe tomorrow…