This happy Christmas mood I am having this year is starting to freak me out a bit.
Things are getting done, and earlier than normal at that, even with Luke gone for the week. Christmas shopping is moving along nicely, the Christmas cards have been ordered, printed and picked up and we have already had our annual cookie baking day to get a jump on all the cookies that the family bakes and consumes this time of year.
Usually by now I am pacing the aisles of every store in town trying to figure out what the heck to give as gifts, and trying desperately to find a picture of the Evolving Mommy family that features all three of our faces in semi-decent expressions for Christmas cards. Not this year.
And the kicker so far, no stress and no anxiety anywhere in sight, just happy moods and excitement. I will admit that I have had a couple of Christmas Elves helping me here and there.
Apparently my Christmas Elves prefer the “clustered ornament design” for the trees they decorate. While I appreciate their vision I decided to go with the more traditional “evenly spread ornament design” for the tree this year. I guess I am just a little old fashioned and their cutting edge cluster “look” is just too modern for me.
It never fails I get so much motivation to tackle projects while Luke is out of town. Now if only I could transfer some of that motivation to doing the normal everyday tasks, like laundry and dishes, that I seem to lose all motivation for every time he leaves.
Now I’m off to address and stamp the mountainous pile of Christmas cards residing on my table.
Maybe I could coax my “Christmas Elves” to vacuum, make the bed and take care of the wash. At least until Luke gets home and my housework motivation returns. Don’t tell me, there are probably Elf Labor Laws against having elves do your housework so that you can handle other things though, right?