Today's Friday Find was an answer. Probably to a lot of my problems.
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Overwhelmed -That's what happens when I look at the big picture. There's the problem! The BIG picture.
So the answer should be simple.
Look at the smaller pieces.
Ok. I can do that.
Instructions for Peace and Calm. -Make a list.
Put it in the order it needs to be done with the date.
Check mark which ones are absolute 'have to's.
Focus only on the first 'have to' at the top of the list.
✔ 1. Finish Kaytie's birthday present. December 3 (well I'm really late on that one.)
✔ 2. One more stocking stuffer for Kaytie. (but I have an idea and I have to get it before they run out.) December 24
✔ 3. Three more stocking stuffers for me. (why can't someone else stuff my stocking? I'm tired of acting surprised) December 24
✔ 4. Baking for work. December 17
✔ 5. Finish the Christmas decorating or put the boxes away. Today or tomorrow
✔ 6. Search out and buy the girls at work identical presents and wrap them. (I already found something but it was more than I wanted to spend. And of course they only have four so if I wait too long one might get sold.) December 20 or Today.
7. Make Hallie and Kaytie matching aprons. Find fabric now, finished by December 24.
✔ 8.. Make Kuchen. December 24. Or sooner so I can eat it.
9. Christmas cards/letters. Now.
✔ 10. Sew Hallie's stocking. December 24, sooner would be better. (At least it is already cut out)
11. Make gingerbread trees. (I'm already half finished....)
12. Make ornaments.
Now that I've studied my list, life seems manageable. I'm surprised that I have 4 'want to's that if they don't get done the world won't end.
I've crossed out #2 and picked 5 and 6 to try and get done this evening. And I think my husband will just have to fill my stocking this year.
Bah Humbug has been conquered!