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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Count Down to C Day

Look at the calendar!

( ... waiting while you check.)

Notice anything?


Go back and check that calendar again.

( ... waiting,  ... checking my finger nails,  ... rubbing eyes, ... picking nose ... 
well maybe not that last one.)

Yes ...  you saw it ... counting today, we are 3 days away from Christmas Day.  And for me, we actually celebrate on Christmas Eve ... so I got 2 days left in my own personal count down.

I don't know about you but I have a holiday list ... and I am checking it twice.  And that was only in the last 2 minutes.  'Cause there is this frick'en (#@**##) deadline!! I really hate deadlines.

Christmas is such a BIG deadline.  I gave up deadlines when I gave up working for a living.  Many newly retired folks give up loud alarm clocks and demanding bosses.  I gave those up too, but at the top of my give up list is deadlines.  And yet, every year ... there it is ... that C Day Deadline that just can't be wished away.

So what does my check list look like on this day - 2 days in advance of my deadline.

✔   Tree is up and decorated.
✔   Decorations are out.
✔   Gifts are wrapped - major ones, anyway.
✔   And the first batch of cookie dough is in the refrigerator.
✔   Make 3 more batches of cookie dough.
✔   Bake all those cookies.
✔   Finish gift shopping.
✔   Prepare menus.
✔   Food shop.
      Make Liver Cookies for the grand dogs
      Cook Christmas Eve family dinner.
      Share gifts on Christmas Eve.
      Cook Christmas morning breakfast.
      Visit mom at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

I live with lists.  They can be good or bad.  This Christmas list is a good list, 'cause most of the things are checked as done.  It settles my mind to see that in black and white (Ha!  or green in this case.)

I am going to be all right.

I think.

One last to-do I just remembered!
     Wish my blog friends a peaceful and happy holiday season, no matter what you celebrate.

To my dear blog friends
Have a peaceful and happy holiday.
Be sure to carve out some time for yourself.

Ok, now I can mark that item as complete as well.  

✔    Wish my blog friends a peaceful and happy holiday season, no matter what you celebrate.
Oops ... another to-do!

        Carve some time out for me.  (Need to stop now ... my to-do list is growing!  
                   If I am not careful this list will become a bad list (more un-✔ed  than ✔ed
                   items) 😁


Una said...

You are so organised! I agree about the lists though. I have a few on the go as I'm cooking for 6 this year. I love it when the shops are closed. If it has been forgotter, no problem. We won't starve! Have a happy Christmas and peaceful 2018.

happyone said...

A happy Christmas for us, David is here. : )
A very Happy Christmas and healthy New Year to you and all your family.

Michelle said...

Looks like you have it well in hand! Merry Christmas, RK!

Priscilla said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog this year. Have a Merry Christmas!