Here is/was my to do list for the holiday season:
Make shortbread cookies
Pinterest craft projects
Make gingerbread house
Decorate & make more sugar cookies
Make a snowman with Braden
Train dog to use invisible fence
Bath & Body Works run
Bed, Bath, & Beyond run
More Shutterfly gifts (that wouldn't get here in time anyway)
Looking at that list doesn't look so bad, but it was a LOT of work! For some reason I've put all this pressure on myself (my own fault, I know) to have a perfectly decorated house, start taking on all these craft projects...when I KNOW that I don't have time, which stresses me out and makes it not fun at all for me, I'm keeping up with my housework, AND working about 24-32 hours a week...I've had enough. I just need to chill out, step back and ENJOY the rest of the holidays. I don't want Braden growing up with a manic/crazy/stressed out mom during the holidays, and Jay shouldn't have to put up with it either!
Just this last weekend, I came down with a sinus infection and had that annoying tickle in my throat. I worked my first day shift since mid-July, just an 8 hour one, did a Walmart run after work, came home, made mashed potatoes & carrots, Jay did a roast in the crock pot, his parents ended up coming over for dinner because we had so much food, Jay left for a boy's night, I bathed & put Braden to bed, cut up the birthday cakes, made buttercream icing, rolled out & colored pre-made fondant, decorated the cakes, wasn't happy with my work, forgot I still had to wrap birthday presents...was exhausted and went to bed at midnight. I was supposed to work another 8 hour day shift, but I couldn't shut off my brain, I was feeling even more sick, and at 2:30 AM when I still hadn't fallen asleep & would have to get up in 3.5 hours to go to work...I threw in the towel and called in sick.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE baking & decorating cakes, especially for my nieces & nephews, it was just poopy timing by me, I normally would have had it done days before and frozen the cakes.
Sorry for the rant, friends...I don't know if anyone actually read that, but I had to just get it off my chest so I can forget about it and move on. Other than training the dog...I really don't care if the rest of my list gets completed this year! Happy holidays!