We're down to the crunch. Five shopping days left if you include today, which I am because it's still so early in the day. Five sleeps until we get to see what the jolly old elf has left for our families.
Five days isn't enough. *sigh*
I've got the shopping done. At least I think I do. Last night, I pulled out all the gifts, piled them onto my bed and separated them by recipient. Then I had the opportunity to take inventory. Does one pile seem to outweigh the others? Is any one pile particularly small? Does it even matter who gets what?
I think I stopped caring about the gifts a long time ago.
I just want to spend the day with my family, enjoying each others company, eating, singing and laughing together. I could care less about all the hoopla.
Our tree hasn't yet been decorated, and honestly, I don't think it's going to get decorated. I've been fighting a vicious bout with Influenza for the past few days, while still working and doing Mom stuff. I don't have the extra energy it takes to decorate a tree. If Hubs and the kids feel like taking on the task, all the power to them. Otherwise, even our tree will be taking on a simplistic design this year.
Not one gift is wrapped. I have rolls of paper, tape and all the accessories, but absolutely no gumption to get it done. Thankfully, Hubby enjoys doing this with me so I foresee a gift-wrapping marathon in our future. I'm getting tired just thinking about it.
Other things I still haven't done: baked cookies, made treats of any kind, purged toys and clothes, cleared space in the living room, put pictures in frames (as gifts), or written out one single card.
What the heck happened?? I was so prepared and then...pffttt. Everything fizzled out on me.
There's still the regular day-to-day stuff that needs doing: laundry, dishes, cleaning, etc. that has got to get caught up on. I need a vacation from this holiday.