Thursday, December 16, 2010

Haul Out the MasterCard

"Haul out the Mastercard
 Wrap up these gifts before my spirit falls again
 Where did I park my car?
 Wish I could find it 'cuz its starting to to rain again now...

"'Cuz we need a little Christmas
 Right this very minute
 Where's my CD starring
 Carols at the spinet?"

So it's been crazy the past week or so, trying to get shopping done after work in preparation for my parents' visit this weekend.  We are having "four Christmases" as my son says, since we are getting together with different parts of our family on different weekends, and also exchanged gifts with my mother-in-law at Thanksgiving.  My mom and dad are going to take all the family gifts back with them, so I need to have them wrapped and ready.

It's actually a good thing that I'm getting all this stuff done early.  Well, I guess it's not technically "early" any more.  But it *feels* early.  I'm just not mentally ready for Christmas, because I haven't really had time to stop and think about it. My mom, who retired this year, said that she is actually enjoying Christmas shopping now because she can take her time with it.
Sooooo... I haven't written anything except for a little bit on Sunday morning.  I would love to finish this novel by Christmas, but there is just no way. I feel like one of those people who always says, "I'm writing a book" but never actually finishes it. I could be "writing a book" until I retire. But I won't even let myself think that way.

How are you guys doing?


  1. I'm the same way, still just trying to get "into" Christmas. So much else is distracting me from just enjoying the holiday time.

  2. Every year my husband's term-end grading seems to steal all the joy out of December. I think after 12 years, I'm finally learning to be ok with being the household cheermaker and not feeling quite so annoyed he's not helping. My daughter's now old enough to actually be a help, and she loooooves decorating, baking and wrapping.

  3. It may be crazy hectic, but it sounds like you have a wonderful, close-knit family.

    Merry Christmas!


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