Tuesday, September 16, 2008

You'd Better Watch Out!

You'd better not Cry.
Cause we've only got
99 more days until Christmas.
And since this post is going out late it's more like 98! Ahhhhhhhhh!
Amazing mom to all boys over at Beacon of Hope gave me a stressor yesterday when I saw her post. I was immediately reminded of my dream not to have a wacked out December again after last year’s chaos.
Now I’ve only got 99 days to pull my Christmas/Holiday act together. That and I’ve got to remind my kids to pull their act together so that Santa doesn’t do this.

So I’m adding a new dream to my dream list. Be ready for Christmas by NOV 1st. And since this is a needs only month I’m focusing on non-$ things I can do now to ensure…

And Goodwill to all my family members.

This year I want to be ready early so that I can really celebrate Christmas with the kids. I'd kind of like to actually sit down with my munchkins and watch…


And A Christmas Story (what would Christmas be without a good Double-Dog Dare?)…

And most importantly so that I can teach them

what Christmas is really about...

And what it’s not about.

So what can I do now that doesn’t cost $?
This week I’m going to collect all the mailing addresses to family and friends that I can find and call those who I’ve lost touch with to get that info. So if you’re a long lost friend or family email me your address cause chances are I’ve lost it already.
We are also going to try and take a decent Family Christmas picture. Don’t laugh – It can happen. I know usually the experience turns out more like the one in the movie…


But if I start now and we have an off day – I’ve got 98 more days to get it right.

And lastly this week I’m pulling out my old Holiday planner. Maybe I’ll even link up some of my pages so that you can get your own planners going. YEP! That's right this year I'm saving Christmas in our house.

So who’s with me and wants to celebrate the Christmas Season non-stress style?

13 comments:

Nancy said...

I'M IN!!! Pick me to join you! Let's chat!!

Sara said...

I'm already making a list in my little notebook of gift ideas. I usually get a lot done and then the little bit left waits until the last minute and drives me nuts!

Trena Doll said...

How can you even consider glossing over Halloween in this careless and callous manner? Honestly! I'm appalled! Give the good old orange & black its due before you go rushing off to get all wound up in red & green.
BTW, Love Love Love your holiday planner. I think I'll add a section to my copy for Halloween.
Hugs.

fawndear said...

There's no way I'm skipping Halloween. What with my mad theme costumes skills and all. Poor kids can't decide on a theme so I'll have to do it for them.

Dawn said...

Me!Me! I want to play too. :)
Dawn

Jodi said...

Yeah I'm not skipping Halloween either! That is my FAVORITE holiday of all!!!!! Love it - love it!!!

This post still has me laughing! SO funny! And here is the link to the countdown:

http://www.satisfaction.com/christmas-countdown-generator/

Merry Christmas!!! Ho Ho Ho!!!!

Jodi said...

Oh and I read your poem you wrote last year...it cracked me up! You are so good. I do a family newsletter each year in poetry style and it is weak, but it IS TRADITION! So I keep doing it, but this year it went out for Valentines' Day because Christmas buried me under!

And as far as the half marathon comparison...I think Christmas is even harder to pull off than one of those!
Oy!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Is it even possible? I feel something akin to despair as I see the holiday season bearing down on me. I mean, really. I want to have fun this December, and I cannot figure out how. It is all so stressful! Even if I do get my cards done and mailed by the end of November, there is just too much going on in December to enjoy it - Chanukah, Christmas, recitals, pageants, aaaaah! And we are the least scheduled family I know of. I totally dread December.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Sorry to sound so cheerful up there, but you started it.

fawndear said...

I can take it. That's why I'm prepared to drive myself insane now instead of during December. I agree with the whole over-sheduled stress/events that seemed to be piled on everyone.
Then again if it doesn't work out- I'll be stressed out for three and a half months instead of just one. If that's the case - I'll just quit the whole beliving in Santa thing and go on strike.

Susanne said...

Great idea!!! Christmas is always so much better when I plan ahead. So I'm definitely in!

Anonymous said...

Count me in i want to get ready so i can enjoy the season but i think i'll have to be walked through it because i already have to much going. Mom-ah

rkimedes said...

Re: Family Photos

My favorites are always the ones where you guys have the whole family make funny faces, but I guess I could see why some people whould consider those for their holiday cards.

I'm just saying, though, when Erik comes in with a stack of photos, the funny ones are my favorites :-)