I’ve discovered over the past nine plus weeks that stress can do really funny things to your brain. Mine has gone missing. I am searching for it as we speak. My short term memory is shot to bits.
I constantly find myself driving to somewhere totally unrelated to where I need to be or asking my husband the same question I asked him not 5 minutes before, because I forgot his answer. It’s a little scary. But I think I’ve got a solution to my problem. It’s called Sleep, Exercise, and eating something other than Chocolate and Sugar. DUH!!! & UGH!!!
And while I’m working on those three things I’m relying heavily on Lists to help me stay on track. Lists are great except I have to remember where I put the lists and then I have to remember to actually look at the lists. Wow, that’s a lot for a fried brain to remember. But it’s working. Thankfully I haven’t misplaced any kids yet, they wear clean clothes, eat healthy foods, and we still visit the land of imagination occasionally. Yes, my house is very messy and still cluttered but no matter how hard things are I’ve got to remember to Smile and keep going.
Seeing how I’ve already lost one week off the 100 days till Christmas – I’ve got to get BUSY!!! Without losing what’s left of my brain as well.
I found my Holiday planner and I’ve thrown out the pages I no longer need, and have fresh pages in to start to work on.
So over the next week this is my Holiday Checklist. I’ve decided to show you the ideas on what I’ll be making my kids because they never read my blog, I’m not interesting enough and they know that I’ll tell them if I blog about them. However my siblings who probably check daily to see if I’ve been committed to the funny farm yet, are not going to get any hints on their gifts. Neener, neener, NEENER! But remember my WISH budget of $200 which means simple, but hopefully meaningful.
So this weeks HOLIDAY countdown includes…
1. Update Holiday Mailing List.
2. Decorate for Halloween. (with the exception of carved pumpkins. For that would make a moldy gooey mess if done now)
3. Finalize costume plans.
4. Start planning Christmas Gift Lists
So that’s what’s happening on the holiday front. On the Home front. I’ve got to process all the goodies my garden is throwing at me.
While Princess and Hope decided to tackle a weed patch without me even asking them.
I think they were motivated to uncover this hidden treasure.
Silly weeds had no chance against those two. They uncovered the bike in no time.
Now I’ve just got to clear out the garage so we can hide the bikes from future weed infestations.
Well I’m off – lots of work to wrap my mind around. Now where did I put that list?