Thursday, December 15, 2011

It's Almost Here!!!!

A matter of hours now ~ HOURS!!! ~ until it is Christmas Vacationnnnnn!!  I may be just a wee bit excited.  On Wednesday, I may have noticed the time just after noon, and commented that the day was officially half over, which meant the week was officially half over, which meant that I was beginning to think I could make it to Friday.  And I may have puzzled a couple little people with this observation.  But it made me happy.

And now it's practically here, and I'm so relieved.  Now I can physically check off things that are lingering on my mental list.  The last two weeks have felt a bit like I'm on a merry-go-round that just won't stop.  I want to get off.  I'm dizzy.  Things have been getting done, but barely.  Dinners this week have been pathetic, and my sincere apologies to my family for that. 

(Actually, I have a new thought regarding disappointing my family.  It's actually doing them a favor.  My son one night had politely thanked me for dinner when he left the table.  I asked if he liked it, and he said it was okay, but really not his favorite.  Translation:  "I barely choked it down, and while I appreciate the caloric intake you provided me, I hope I never have to touch that to my lips again!"  My response?  "You're welcome."  Yes, truly.  Because if I knocked it out of the park every single meal, I would be setting an impossibly high standard for him to find in a wife someday.  I have to leave a little wiggle room for him to find someone better than me, otherwise I'm setting him up to marry a woman who could never live up to the standard I've set in the kitchen.  So my culinary flops are a favor to him.)

Anyway, back to vacation.  I'm so very thankful to have one starting tomorrow afternoon.  I want to get some baking done.  I want to finish putting up my nativity sets.  I want to sleep in.  YES!  Amen and hallelujah to not setting an alarm.  Unfortunately, I've scheduled a crazy amount of dentist and doctor appointments next week to get them all out of the way without missing school.  But still.  I'm a bit excited about the whole sleep thing.

I haven't even ordered our Christmas cards yet.  I'm pondering not even doing them this year.  And writing a letter?  I just don't know about that.  I only know of two people who enjoy getting that.

I really want these next two weeks to linger.  I don't want to hurry up Christmas and then wonder how it passed so quickly.  I want to enjoy the little moments.  I want to take the days slowly, and not rush from one thing to another.  We have one more concert left this month, and I want to enjoy it.

Off to bed I go.  One more alarm to ring before I can celebrate!  I just may be in my jammies by 4:00 tomorrow afternoon, sipping some coffee.  Seems like the ideal way to screech this crazy merry-go-round to a complete stop!


  1. Well said! Don't wish Christmas away...just do what you can, be glad you did it and enjoy the ride! I opted out of cards this year...a little guiltily, but nonetheless.....LOL You guys have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy each other!

    Aunt Claudia

  2. yahhhhhh!!!!! Oh, I love your letters by the way but if not that then a card is a must so I can put it on my frig for the year. I don't want a year to go by with an old one on there.

    Oh, I was going to call you to see if you wanted to do 6 oclock coffee on Monday....(just kidding) sleep your little self away for the day.

    Happy vacations!