Why didn’t someone tell me that Christmas is NEXT WEEK? Sheesh.
Somehow I had it in my mind I had a few weeks left, and when a work-related opportunity for a quickie road trip, I said, “Sure, no problem!”
And then I plotted it in on my calendar and saw that my return is scheduled for only 4 days before my family starts celebrating Christmas! And me with a to-do list a mile long and most of my gifts still un-purchased.
Breathe, Cammy, breathe.
Okay, so I was able to rush about today and purchase some gifts. Two others I had to order online. (Thank you, Free Shipping Day!) Everyone local will have something to unwrap and I’ll pick up the accompanying g-i-f-t-c-a-r-d-s (in case any family members are reading) next week. I’m NOT going to stress about whether or not the ordered items get here on time. I can always print a photo of the gifts…
Except that my printer is acting up, and Epson hasn’t responded to my email. (It’s been 15 minutes already!) I’ll be watching for a cheapie garage sale printer in the spring to have as a back-up, that’s for sure!
Needless to say, I am not handling the abundance of cookies being thrown at me everywhere I go very well. I’ve had 6 cookies (3 two-bite sized and 3 regular-sized) and a brownie this week! Hmm, when I type it out, it doesn’t seem so bad, especially since I’ve gotten all my workouts in and eaten healthy meals. So maybe I’m not handling it so badly, after all. ::pats self on back::
That may change this weekend as I have some baking and snack-making to do on Sunday and two indulgent meals scheduled. I must make sure I rock my workouts for the next two days, especially since I’ll have a couple of travel days that will likely not allow much exercise at all. Then a few days to breathe before the Main Event next weekend.
It’s possible I may need to purchase a set of these* before Christmas is over:
I can’t very well breathe if my pants are too tight, now can I?
Then again, it’s possible at some point I’ll realize that I am burning lots of extra calories making mountains out of molehills and I need to just relax and enjoy myself. I keep reminding myself–gently, but firmly–that none of these issues are real problems and I’ll be wishing someone would throw a cookie in my direction by mid-March when there’s nothing to celebrate. I just need to keep with my game plan of eating healthy meals when I’m not out celebrating with someone and getting all my exercise in. I’ve got that mostly covered, and in this season of jolly-being, that’s about the best I can do.
Oh, and re: the travel–any Chattanooga peeps here? If so and if you’d like to explore a meet-up possibility, please give me a shout either here or via my Contact form (tab at top of page.)
Time for me to go be still for a few minutes and breathe. Again.
How’s your holiday season going so far? Are you on track, loping alongside it, or way off course? Are you remembering to breathe?
*Should you find yourself in need of the pants extenders, I saw this package at JoAnne’s Fabrics and Crafts store.