What ever happened to Burl Ives? Did he die? He makes me think of the old Rudolph special on tv, the one that ran in the 60's. Yes, I am dating myself...now that sounds funny! Dating myself, well the company couldn't get any better then, could it? Anyway, for some reason, he makes me think of the Rudolph special on tv, and the little guy riding the electric razor for a sled on the Norelco commercial. Is anyone out there old enough to remember what the hell I am talking about?
Ok..so yesterday, I sat here like I was made of stone, until I realized I wasn't and that plan wasn't working anyway. Things were not getting done, and I still felt as bad as before. So, I got up and did. And over-did. And today, it's deja-vu. But I am making some progress. H is very unhappy with me, in fact, last night, he was mad at me...but there are certain things that have to get done. Why on earth would I go to all the trouble of buying all these gifts only to NOT WRAP them? Or spend all that money and time and trouble (H's trouble and effort, not mine) at the grocery store, NOT to bake or cook a meal for Christmas? How exactly does he think all of this will get done? He is very, very good to help me. He is the best. But he cannot do everything. He is only one man. Frankly, if BOTH of us work at top speed, we will be lucky to get everything finished. Keep in mind that I am not complaining..not whining. I am just doing. I couldn't get back down the stairs and that is when he put his foot down (that saying really cracks me up, because many times he has done that only to have to pick it back up again...lol) and made me sit down on the couch. Well, I let him think he was the big, strong, decision making man because I had to, hell---I couldn't do anything else. I literally fell asleep on the spot. That was all she wrote. (Does anyone know who the hell "SHE" is? I would like to ask her to keep writing....) I woke back up a few hours later, and he had continued to wrap gifts and we are making a pretty good dent in the job. Today, we will finish. And today, I will get in the kitchen. It will all get done. It always has. Do feel like it? Ummmm...no. But it will all be okay, and we will have a great Christmas. My kids would have been here to help, but they all live a considerable distance away and once again...the weather is not helping. I didn't want them on the roads yesterday afternoon, or late last night. I would rather do it all than worry about them in a blizzard. So...it will soon be over. In the meantime, I am really trying to have fun and enjoy it. I really do love Christmas.
So, is everyone else running around like chickens with no heads today? I would like to know what you all are doing, too. I hope whatever it is, it is fun. Christmas should be about fun, love, joy...you know--all that mushy stuff, that gives you goose bumps on your arms. Have a great Sunday!