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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Advent Conspiracy

It is almost 1:30 a.m. and I'm sitting here at the computer. Usually I am in bed by 10, 11 at the very latest. I can't sleep. Ray is gone. There is a list of things running through my head that I need to get done. I got a phone call from the new church secretary who needs some help. I just worked for a bit for her.

All this rushing made me think. (Don't fall out of your chair I know it's dangerous, especially this time of night) I am a crazy person right now. The example I am sitting for my girls can't be all that great. Ray is out of town. I snapped at him at least twice today knowing I would be taking him off to the airport. There is a box of books in the back of my car ready to be dropped off. A dog that needs more medication. Medical files to be picked up and copied. There are 1000 things on my to do list for every day this week for the move. I need to video everything. I need to make sure closets are clean. I need to clean up the dust from our garage renovation. Everything needs to come down from the attic. All the girls accumulated "art" needs to find a new home. I need to clean this filthy house. That's the one thing I can't do in the middle of the night because I would wake everyone. (Creaky wood floors all over the upstairs...)

So I sat down at the computer, looked at the post I made this morning. It in no way sums up everything I want to say about the wonderful people who went to all the trouble to throw this massive party. It had a horrible Title that I will probably change shortly. I can't seem to think straight these days.

This all leads me to Christmas. Christmas that adds to my to do list. Christmas that makes me crazy looking up recipes and planning who will get what. I'm not even decorating this year. (Thank Goodness!!!) I was looking at a list of the absolute greatest things you could get for each age group. I'm racking my brain trying my hardest to make sure I haven't forgotten anyone. I have to map out the Christmas schedule of who we will see when and for how long. I still haven't gotten anything ordered for the girls because I was so worried about pleasing people I literally see once a year. This isn't the Christmas that I want for us especially in the middle of a huge move.

That's when I came across this video. I saw a similar one last year. It's fabulous. Take a second and watch it. It really puts what this holiday season is supposed to be about in perspective.

1 comment:

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I feel the SAME Way! I am so glad I am not alone. i feel so overwhelmed, I just want to shut down at times. I am trying to plug away, but it is so hard! {{HUGS}}

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