Ok, it's Christmas.
3 days until Christmas, to be exact.
I do this every year... decide to make handmade stuff, and then get so swamped I can't even approach the thought of working on it until 3 days before Christmas.
I think I just do better under a short deadline.
My church talks have always been inspired at the last minute. OH, I mull over ideas for weeks at a time, but the actual sitting down and writing it out usually happens the night before in a stream of non-stop inspiration. That's how it has always been.
I think I may be one of those people that thrives on stress. Ok, that's not entirely true, I actually break out in zits, eat only m&m peanuts, and have all sorts of tummy troubles when I am under prolonged stress- I wouldn't exactly call that thriving. But, I think my brain takes things up a notch when I am under short durations of stress.
So, this week I should be really alert and flowing with inspiration and determination. You see, I have only 3 days..... 3.... to complete:
crochet several scarves and hats
make a robe
shorten the sleeves on a dress shirt, which I've never done and am totally freaked out to do...
somehow sneak off to the store to get the stocking stuffers
make a fruit cake
make 3 different kinds of fudge to take to neighbors (fudge must be perfect, or I can't dare to let the outside world taste it!)
get stockings out of the attic
clean house from top to bottom
entertain my son who is already going stir-crazy from being sick for 4 days last week and being couped up in the house all that time.
bathe the dog (this takes 2 whole hours, by the way!)
finish 2 aprons (ok, start and finish one, and just finish another one)
Oooooohhhh...... you know what, this list is way to long! I can't even bear to finish it. I think I'll just curl up in bed with a good book and let Christmas pass me by!
Did I mention there are only 3 days until Christmas???????
Monday, December 22, 2008
Ok, it's Christmas.
Posted by Erin at 9:24 AM