“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” – Roy L. Smith
THIS is my “Bah! Humbug!” time of year. The warm glow of Thanksgiving and initial excitement about Christmas has passed, and the sure-to-occur thankful happiness that Christmas brings has yet to happen. Where I am now is buried in unfinished tasks and a “To Do” list so long there’s no way I can get it all crossed off by December 24.
My mood is not festive and I am feeling overwhelmed. With Mr. Clark’s help, I have managed to accomplish the first round of holiday chores, which includes buying, packing and shipping the out-of-town gifts, designing and ordering this year’s Christmas card, putting the tree up, and pulling the one million and one Christmas bins out of the attic.
I still have to decorate the tree, finish shopping, wrap our gifts, write our festive annual holiday letter, finish decorating the house, and hang the wreaths…Good grief! It’s December 15 and my wreaths aren’t up yet? And, did I mention? My house hasn’t been cleaned in weeks.