I like that Christmas Eve feeling, when everything’s finally ready and my home is all warm and clean and cozy and decorated and the presents are wrapped and under the tree and the baking’s done and the house smells good and it’s snowing outside and I finally get to just sit back and have a drink and savor the peacefulness perfection of it all. The calm before the proverbial storm.
At least I like it in theory. In reality, I tend to do procrastinate and do stuff right down to the wire and then say “Okay, that’s good enough.”
This year my goal is to have that kind of warm, cozy Christmas Eve. That means in the next four days I have to clean the house, decorate the house, get a Christmas tree, decorate it, do my Christmas cards, go food shopping, do some baking, do some cooking, buy liquor, finish Christmas shopping and wrap the presents.
Maybe I’ll skip the cards. And the decorating. And the shopping. And cleaning the house. Maybe I’ll just buy liquor….
So how’s Christmas coming along for you? Are you ready?