Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hustle, bustle and santa baby ~

my sweet little
santa baby
isn't she a little doll ?
i played with the colors ~

Do any of you feel like the Christmas season just rushes by every year and you don't get half done that you intended to do ? It seems that every year is like that for me.

Each year I vow that *next year* I will make cookies for the neighbors, I will go Christmas caroling with the church, I will take time to do the special little touches, such as jars outside with candles, make those one of a kind gifts etc. and it just doesn't happen.

I don't know what to do to change the hustle and bustle that always seems to engulf me.

I have *to do* Christmas cards that sit on the table for a week or two and I write in a few here and there. Then the decorations, oh my, they get spread out all over the place, dining room table, kitchen, the floor... and then the house just looks like a wreck and spoils the whole meaning of the holiday. By the time I get everything where it goes the season is almost over.

I want to do better... I really do, but how to balance it all eludes me once again this year.

How do you balance it all and get those special things done ? Please do let me know. blessings~

14 comments:

Bunny said...

Oh Sandi the only way to do that is to start in June LOL. I think we all get caught up in the running around. I do notice that once the grandkids get to be teenagers my hustle and bussel has slowed way down. The cookies are not necessary for our household only one can eat them. etc etc. Enjoy your hussle and bustle while it lasts.

Bunny said...

Oops forgot to say she is too cute for words. Hugs

Irene said...

Oh Sandi all I can say is "Ditto". I have now prepared my Christmas tree skirt to paint for 5 years. It goes under the tree in "as is" condition. I refuse to buy one already done. I blame my husband's retirement for everything. It works for me. But, I too am overwhelmed with stuff. But, I've also decided that Christmas is not just a season it's all year, and some years my tree doesn't come down until Feb. 1st the day after my son's birthday, next to Jesus he was one perfect baby to me anyway and I celebrate that with my decorations all around me. and as for the rest don't sweat it my guys say to me. Maybe they have the right idea.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh dear, you sound so caught up in the season.... It sounds like you may have to make some changes as I did this year. Simplify.... Have a talk with your family and just cut back on things... The gift giving, the decorating.... and getting caught up in it... As for the cookies... give hubby instructions and let him go to it... I still think that was so cute.... If you do simplify you have more precious time to spend with family and friends..... Heck, I haven't been worrying about anything.... we have been off to 2 basketball games the past 2 nights and again tonight... Just enjoying everything and not too worry .... I plan on turning on the christmas music and baking some cookies next week but if I don't get it done I will go to the Dough Box and buy some.... Life is short... Enjoy the moments....

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

What a cutie pie!

Getting all the special things done?
Simple! Just do less! And be happy with what you get done!
I know I'll never do everything I would like- no matter what time of year it is! ♥

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh and if I had a room just for all the half empty Christmas boxes to hide in THAT WOULD BE REALLY nice. I guess that's what the basement is for but nobody around here like to go down there! ☺

T's Daily Treasures said...

I am completely off balance right now so could use some help in this regard, too. I feel so overwhelmed that I wind up getting nothing done. So many ideas floating around in my head of all I want to get done, and I don't think 90% of it will happen. Oh well! My only consolation is that no one knows all the plans I had so the world will not collapse around me. Santa Baby is precious! Blessings :) Tammy

stefanie said...

You took the words right out of my mouth, I just thought yesterday, " ok, maybe next year..." now I do say this every year...lol. your little santa is beautiful

Donna said...

In years past, I start in early November, LOL. This year, we're not decorating at all! We just too tired from all the packing and moving, and didn't want to burden ourselves with the extra work. I did get my cards out last week!

I have enjoyed seeing your lovely decorations!

June said...

This really IS a tough one Sandi. I guess in my case, I have Landon to thank for a slower paced life. I am not able to leave the house much, so I have a little more time to do home things. What I don't get done is the shopping that I would like to do for the children, so we just give money. That saves me time, plus I don't have to wrap!
Your beautiful little Santa makes me smile!!!
hugs

Piney Rose said...

I'm right there with ya, sister! But....our local paper has an article about that very subject. A local lady has managed to conquer the craziness, but GUESS WHAT!!! I haven't had time to read the whole thing - how funny is that?!!! I've laid it aside to read in my "free time." Ha ha ha ha!! Anyway, soon as I read it, I'll send you the article. Maybe we can both do better next year!

Karen said...

When you get the secret let me know. Life is a major factor, who would think without our own home I would still feel this way?? I have helped do all the decorating and did finally get "mine" done this week, the trips to hospital and rehab facility with DH have taken all my time up! Maybe next year.... LOL

Lyneen said...

Sandi I am with you, I never get everything done that I should... I always want to get the packages mailed earlier and I pushing the deadline again. OH BY the WAY "Santa Baby" is a doll. Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my Blogoversary. Good luck.

fairmaiden said...

Yes it does get that way. This year I have chosen to stay out of the stores as much as possible to help reduce the stress that pulls one in. It really has helped. I've chosen to remain in the quiet of home, church, nature.

I was in Lowe's the other day and was so discouraged to see most of 'Christmas' had been put away and all the storage containers filled the shelves and other items in preparation for the 'after the holidays' season. I hated it... the stores are filled with the holidays too early and then empty of them too early. I think it attributes to our busied stresses. But yesterday while the hubby and I strolled the streets of our Christmas laddened city, we strolled through Macy's which was FULL of Christmas spirit and cheer...it really brought joy and delight to the heart. Just as it should be. Enjoy these last remaining 12 days!