Monday, December 12, 2011

It's the busiest time of the year...

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

And I feel swamped.  I have completed almost none of my Christmas shopping.  None, I tell you!  Our neighborhood Christmas party is Saturday.  My house isn't clean, my tree still needs a little work...the presents I do have wrapped don't have bows on them yet...and oh yeah, I don't even know what foods and drinks we will be serving!  UGH!

I usually start prepping for Christmas after my birthday, which is early October.  I think the stress of a new job where I am trying so hard to prove myself (unsuccessfully thus far, mind you), spending quality time with my sweet little one, making sure my Husband knows I adore him, keeping our home clean, grocery shopping, and oh yeah, loving on our sweet Bandit...I just ran out of time!

Am I the ONLY one in this state?  I feel a tiny bit panicked when I think of everything that has to be done!  And, this is a busy, busy week!  Check it out -

Monday - Buy all presents that need to be shipped during my lunch break.  Upload Christmas pictures to Walgreens and pick them up to complete these presents.  Wrap said presents tonight, complete with bows :)  Do laundry and cook chicken for chicken and dumplings.  Send out the remainder of the Christmas cards from the missing addresses pile.

Tuesday - Work through lunch on a call blitz.  Go to the FedEx store to ship presents for out of town family and friends.  Go to the store and buy stuff for "Get Well Soon" basket for BIL, and make him Chicken and Dumplings.  Put basket together. (He is having surgery Tuesday morning).

Wednesday - Birthday lunch for my work friend.  After work - my hair appointment!  I missed the last one, so I am ashamed to say it has been 9 WEEKS since I have had my hair cut or highlighted - yikes!  I am thinking of going darker...what do you think?

Thursday - Work through lunch on a call blitz.  That night - take basket and Chicken and Dumplings to BIL and SIL house.  Clean the kitchen properly - mop floors, clean out fridge, etc.  Get guest room ready for MIL to spend the night Friday night.  Clean guest room bathroom.

Friday - Work lunch.  Hubby's Christmas party that night.

Saturday - Go to Costco and get food and drinks for our party.  Clean the rest of the house and set up for the party.  Get Jaxson's stuff together to go to MIL's house and take him there.  Cook for party, and the party starts at 5PM - time for the fun!

And, sometime during the week, I have to find the recipies for the foods we are going to make for the party - haha!  I also have to finish Christmas shopping...I'm not sure when that is going to be...haha!

Please don't get me wrong - I'm not complaining at all.  I feel more blessed than I ever have this year.  I am in awe of the blessings that God has provided my family each and every day.  I wouldn't change a thing about my life - not one itty bitty thing! 

I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO CATCH UP ON CHRISTMAS!

Please tell me I'm not the only one.  Please?



5 comments:

Lindsey and Greg said...

Michelle!! You need a clone girl! I know the feeling though! Just so much going on! But you're amazing and I know it will all come together.

Also, I've given you the "Leibster Blog Award"! Nothing big but a way to let you know that I think your blog is great! Stop by mine and read all about it! xoxo

michelle ellis said...

Thank you so much for the sweet encouragement Linds! You are so precious!!!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Wow, what a busy week... I can only imagine trying to get everything done and just thinking about it all at once is sure to overwhelm anyone! :)

You will get everything done (that's important) in time, and whatever's left nobody will ever know but you! :)

Just last week I had a mini breakdown when my husband came home from work. I felt overwhelmed with school, managing our house, buying gifts, wrapping gifts, working out, spending time with friends, etc. It's just always GO GO GO and I just want to SLOW down! haha So I can sympathize with you a little.. although, I don't have a child and I'm sure that makes things a LOT more hectic.

I hope your party goes well! Hopefully you are able to take pictures and show how it went on your blog! I would also love to see some new pictures of your little family around Christmas time!

Candice said...

I am with you girl!!! I got a promotion at work which has left me no time for anything. By the time I get home I am so tired I don't want to do a thing! I have done all my shopping online, so luckily I'm sort of caught up. I think you get a pass, you have a lot going on and a sweet little boy that needs you too! :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am so far behind too, so you are not alone....