Getting Ready For Christmas

I am starting off this post with a full disclosure statement. I have been lazy. For like two weeks. Well lazy and sick. With what felt like the worst flu ever, I managed to fight my way through each day, doing the bare minimum when it came to ‘wifing’ and ‘mothering’. It’s not like anyone suffered (but sickly me) but there certainly weren’t any extra trips to the park or gloriously cooked meals. Sometimes you are just not on your game right? Since I am being totally honest, I should tell you that it was almost two weeks of being sick and lazy, the rest being in a sad mommy funk. Have you heard of this? I had never encountered the sad mommy funk before. Must be living in a new city, knowing very few people, and it being such a merry time of year. Funny how the holidays are so happy yet they can make you a little melancholic at the same time. So. What do we do when we have a problem? We google. Or in my case, visit Pinterest. Here is a great read on the ‘mommy funk’ with some excellent suggestions on how to break free. I was delighted to discover this fellow mommy blogger’s post and intend to check back in to her site again soon. That is the best part of looking up your problems. The discovery of new resources! Also, just for kicks when you are so sleep deprived that coffee can’t even help you,Β this post is full of good laughs. Another excellent discovery. Not that I am tired but I sure was a couple months ago! (Actually, I am taking that back – I am always tired. Pretty sure all parents are) Now that I have admitted to my sad mood, one that I am sure will pass with the start of another busy week showing it’s face tomorrow morning, onto more merrier thoughts.

We are in full swing for Christmas here. Santa parade, check. Hunting in the woods for the perfect tree, Griswold Style, check. Failure to find perfect tree so we went to the tree farm instead, check. Found perfect tree, check. I even got my act together and wrote Christmas cards this morning. Though writing is not my problem, actually posting them is. VOW: I will post all of the cards tomorrow. . . .

Miraculously, most of my Christmas shopping is done too! I chock that one up to my shopping problem (that I internally refuse to acknowledge) and fully admit that I have purchased at least seven presents for myself- from Santa of course. Wonder if I can actually get away with opening them on Christmas Day and have the Hubs not catch on…. It’s possible! This weeks Christmas goals include some holiday baking, a DIY craft/gift of different butter spreads (can’t wait to share it with you!) and some Christmas present wrapping. I discovered this morning that you cannot wrap a present with a toddler nearby. It’s impossible and I am pretty sure she ingested half of the said paper. Oh sh!t, and post the Christmas cards. I think that is a big enough to-do list for now, don’t you? Best not to get overwhelmed this time of year.

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David’s Tea Time …. Holiday Advent Tea Calendar
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It’s Not Going In our Yard Russ #lottasap
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