Christmastime is Here or (I’m Overwhelmed, Charlie Brown)

With all the birthdays, anniversaries, and celebrating Jesus’ birth, this is one of the busiest times of the year for my family (I mentioned a little bit about it here).  Throw in a couple of weddings, and I’m stressed out.  As in right now.

Did you know that I’m a bridesmaid?  And I’m wearing this in the wedding…

 

It’s a lovely dress, but shoulders and arms are its main focus.  Neither of which are one of my assets (How many women walk around thinking their arms look amazing?  Other than Michelle Obama and Kelly Rippa, not many).  So I need to start working on them.  I honestly have been trying to start an arm exercise regimen for several month now.  It’s just so hard for me to exercise.  I have to trick myself into it, and there isn’t an arm exercise that makes you think you’re having fun.

There are two more bridal showers before the wedding.  Then the wedding is on a Friday, which complicates things for Hunny job-wise.  He was supposed to be in a wedding two years ago.  He asked off for that Thursday and Friday because it was out of state.  He was told he conditionally had those days off, then they were taken from him.  We weren’t able to attend, and our friends had to find someone else to fill his spot.  This wedding isn’t out of state, but we’re kind of in the dark about where we are supposed to be and when.  I’m just praying it all works out.

Then there are the birthdays I have to get ready for.  My father’s is probably the most nerve-wracking.  I love him dearly, but he drives me crazy sometimes.  I ask him what he wants for his birthday and I get, “I haven’t really thought about it.”  Last year for Christmas, I bought him one of his favorite TV shows from the 90’s on DVD.  It sat on the shelf, intact in its shrink-wrap, for months.

I also have to gather the Christmas decorations from my parents garage and put them up in our apartment.  I have to put together some handmade Christmas gifts and gather the materials I need to wrap them.  Thinking of all the things I need to do makes me feel physically sick, which brings me to you.

I don’t want you to get lost in the mix.  I want to share what little is left of my Christmas cheer with you.  So I devised a plan.  I am going to give you 12 Days of Christmas {Polite and (paranoid) Style}.  Starting December 13th, I’m going to share something with you daily leading up to the most important day – Christmas.  Between now and then, I’m taking a hiatus from posting.

I hope all my American readers had a blessed Thanksgiving.  A blessed weekend to all!  I’ll see you next month!

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