1) Clean the house from top to bottom.
2) Stop at store. Pick up just one more Christmas present. Then I’m absolutely, positively 100% probably done. I think.
3) Grocery shop. Get fixings for lasagna. Pick up Hershey’s kisses for peanut butter cookies. (Thanks Erin@TheLocalsLoveIt!) Keep an eye out for Columbia.
4) Finish work emails.
5) Dig out and start on Christmas cards.
6) Finish other work emails.
7) Finish family emails:
8) Come home. Unpack car. Realize I’ve forgotten to get gas. Go back out and fill up the car.
9) Decide that the whole, entire house doesn’t have to be clean. Just the super-public parts…no-one’s going to be hanging in my office…right?
10) Bag the Christmas cards….decide to send New Year’s cards instead.
And now…for the entertainment portion of our show:
(Takes deep breath)
“DECK the halls…while the weather outside is frightful-He sees you when you’re sleeping and all I want for Kevin for Christmas is for him to not lose his two front teeeeeeth-I’ll have a blue Christmas if it doesn’t warm up in this office but Frosty the Snowman knew the sun was hot that daaaaaay!Grandma got run over by a reindeer so from now on her troubles will be out of siiiiiiight….I don’t know if there’ll be snow but I believe we’ve had more than enough, so cover up your head ‘cause Santa Claus comes tonighhht-What a bright time (‘cause we’re past Winter Solstice), it’s the right time to rock the night away…’cause it’s the most wonderful time of the yearrrrrrrrrrr!!!”
(Whistle….whistle….applause….applause. Encore!! Encore!!!) Okay, people…settle down.
Here’s wishing everyone a holiday filled with the joy that comes from being with those you love, satisfaction in knowing we’ve survived yet another chaotic holiday season without:
…and wrapped in bliss…just because I like the word…and who seriously couldn’t use more bliss? Happy Merry Day, everyone!