Yes, it's almost here - Christmas. Or maybe it's Hanukkah or Kwanzaa for you and your family. Regardless - it's the holiday season! This time of year brings about so many different feelings and no matter what - I'm never ready for it! Be it that I wait until the 11th hour to decide to host dinner, to last minute shopping for gifts or creating personalized items for loved ones, I'm never ready! Every year, I say "I'm going to do better" (lies) and I'm going to save and plan during the other 364 days of the year (more lies), yet here I am again.
No presents purchased/made, house barely decorated, no menu planned, and no food bought...let the madness commence!
I swear and declare "Never again" "I'm not hosting Christmas next year, it's just too much..."
FYI: This will be our third year hosting, and I don't see an end in sight anytime soon.
BTW - when did we (my husband and I) become the "old people" that host and cook dinner? When was this torch passed on to us? When did this become tradition?! Aaaagggghhhhhh
As I was saying, I literally wait until the last minute to get everything together for the holidays, and... I think I like it. I love the rush, the frantic running around, and staying up all night to get everything finished. I am a deadline-driven purpose and for some reason the tighter impossibility of meeting the deadline - the better!
Right when I'm at my wit's end, I usually sit and look around at the company of friends and family as we celebrate the season and somehow it makes the misery and agony of preparing for it, all worthwhile.
All that said, I hope everyone has a lovely holiday, whatever you celebrate, and whomever you celebrate it with! Don't stress the small stuff, don't worry about the details, and remember to enjoy yourself!