Friday, December 14, 2007

So much to do...so little time

Well hello there. Yes, I am late with this post, but I can't say it's from sleeping too late. In fact, you could say I'm not sleeping at all, I am in way too much pain. I am hoping for a better day today, as this is really getting pretty old. It's unrelenting, stabbing, awful, irritating, I-cannot-find-a-comfortable-position pain. So last night was quite long. But still, I look for the good, and I am able to get up, and walk. I am just too tired to do so right now. :)

Christmas is like---right on top of us. I have no idea when or how I am going to manage to get this holiday pulled together, but somewhere around midnight last night, it dawned on me that it was like TIME for Christmas. Holy crap----I have a lot to do. And that leaves many questions in my mind...

I want to bake cookies, and cheesecake. And plan a dinner menu. And wrap presents. But first, I'd probably better finish buying them. And I have not baked even one thing this year. Not one. In fact, I have not cooked anything in more than probably two months....I might have forgotten how? It's possible...And my tree is still not up, although it will be on Sunday. And as much as I want to get all of this going, I cannot do any of it right now. And that is so frustrating. Sigh.

I will get it done, somehow. I have been in tighter places than this. Haven't I? I'm sure I have...and I will manage. I always do. I have eleven days. That's alot of time. Gulp. Later.

11 comments:

Cheryl said...

It seems you have a pretty wonderful family that totally understands that physically you can't do what you want for Christmas. Can't you just let them take care of you? Have a family talk about it? The best thing you could do for yourself would be to sit around eating bon bons. Seriously. You've been through a surgery and no matter how successful, it's a major stress on the body and takes a long time to recover. It's time to think about you. I understand that you want it to be wonderful for your family, but.....

SOUL (ziggy) said...

ya,
what she said. :))

money in a stocking... could wok.
am HAPPY to hear that you WILL have your tree soon.
mine still stands naked in my cluttered living room. (SIGH)
soooo i understand your frustration there.

it'll come together though.
it has to right?
try not to stress too much about the shopping etc... there's still time.

:)) sorta.

have a good day---- and don't do too much. baby that body--- you kinda need it .

OX

Josie Two Shoes said...

Jamie dearest, PLEASE don't push yourself to do everything up big for Christmas this year. Your family would MUCH rather have you resting and healing than overdoing it mentally and physically. This can be a small low-key Christmas. Let the kids show you what they can do, make a list and let them help! Right now you need to relax and wait for that pain to settle down. I'll be praying that it happens quickly! Love you much, I'm headed for the airport here in just a few minutes! :-)

Gypsy said...

Ditto what Josie said except the bit about going to the airport. The only place I am going is to bed. Nighty night and sweet dreams..... btw did you like my card?

Mary said...

Maybe you should just relax and receive Christmas this year. It seems that you have been the one to pull things together for past Christmases (is that a word?) Maybe God has given you a lesson to learn along with your miracle. Just relax and heal. Let the family give you Christmas this year. It's a hard lesson to learn but perhaps it will be a blessing to your family. Think about it.

Golden To Silver Val said...

Wow...I can feel your frustration, but maybe this year you may have to adopt a "hell with it" attitude. There are many more Christmases and only ONE you. Give out money cards this year...they will be appreciated just as much and the recipient can pick out their own gift with it. You can also get some simple funny little stocking stuffers so they'll have something to 'open', if you want. Please don't stress though...that will interfere with your healing...so chill out and keep it mellow. My angels are still watching over you and they have told me that you're trying to do too much too soon. Take it e-a-s-y. Big (careful) hugs to you. Happy Friday.

Portia said...

You will get there. Try not to think about it all at once, and to ask for help when you need it. Your family is awesome and I know that one way or another you guys will wind up having a wonderful holiday together!

Amanda said...

Ditto everyone else: Easy does it!

Maria said...

I say make the husband and kids do ALL the work. You just lay back and bask in their holiday love. get cheeky, J....tell them to get a MOVE on with that holiday shit.

abbagirl74 said...

Too much to do, so little time. I know the feeling, but without the pain you have. I am sure your wonderful family will help you through it. If you would like, send me your address for a Christmas card. Several of us have exchanged addresses this year. I would love to send you one, but if you don't want to give the address, I understand. Hope you are having a nice evening relaxing.

Raine said...

one word- Delegate!!!!