Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Count Down to Christmas

Christmas time always panics me when I start thinking about it (oh, about Nov. 1st). How will I ever get everything done? And, I stay in a panic for weeks and then all of a sudden, every gift is wrapped, cookies are made, the house is decorated. I just sort of sheepishly grin. I'd done it again. Panic, panic, panic. Looks like I'd learn.  Well, maybe some day.

I got out today to buy the last two of the gifts I needed. I hadn't been gone from home more than ten minutes and the rain started and hours later, it's still coming down. Now that I am back at home I like to listen to the sound of the rain hitting the roof.

There are three more days til the big day. I need to check my list.

All gifts bought   YES
All gifts wrapped NO
Cookies made     NO
House clean        NO
Music playing     YES
Lights twinkling   YES
My anticipation growing    YES

So, it looks like I am running even. Half done, half not.  Guess I need to get busy and wrap some gifts, clean the house, make some cookies....

Hmmm. I think I will just listen to the music playing, watch the twinkling lights and listen to the rain. Tomorrow is another day,  (oh, that was Scarlet that said that, sorry)


Susannah said...

Yes, tomorrow is another day, Scarlet! So for today..just relax and enjoy yourself!


rkbsnana said...

Yes, relax. After all you did get out in the rain this morning. Tomorrow will be a perfectly great day for baking cookies.

Stacey said...

I like your idea, listen to music and watch the twinkling lights! That's the way to do it. Like you said, everything always gets done, so take some time to just enjoy! Thinking of you! Hugs!

NewKidontheBlogg said...

Christmas this year for us includes worship in the morning. I don't really have to cook much and haven't found out what dish I am supposed to bring yet in the afternoon to a relative's home.

Actually we have to enjoy all the people in our lives and connect with them beyond the busyness. I like these verses from Philippians in the NLT: "Don't look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. . . . We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in human effort. . . . Always be full of joy in the Lord. . . . I have learned how to be content with whatever I have." May your Christmas be full of the people in your life and the joy in the Lord.

Hugs and prayers,

Dolores said...

I didn't buy any presents this year.....I've been too stressed with the upcoming move of David to an assisted living....I gave everyone money. I'm trying to take a deep breath, listen to our Christmas music , light fragrant candles...and make some memories.......

My thoughts and love are with you.
Merry Christmas to you my sweet friend,