Monday, December 14, 2009

Could Santa Lend an Elf or Two?

'Tis the season to be completely overwhelmed and freaking out, right?  Please say yes so I am not alone.  Right this minute I am face to face with the biggest to do list you have ever seen, a miniscule reserve of free time and just a smidge of money.  Not such a favorable equation for the perfectionist in me.

When I am not blogging, I work.  Full time.  And travel.  And I'm really good at it.  Well, maybe I made that part up.  But I am a career girl by choice and the vast majority of the time I think it's a terrific idea.  After more than a few days at home with my kids I remember that I work because it's easier than staying at home.  Social services would have visited by now if I didn't have a job.  I am certain of that. 

BUT, being the call your own shots girl that I am, there are times when it's inconvenient to be painfully busy at work.  Like summer vacation.  And now for example.  I have some shopping to do.  Some cards to address.  Some beautiful ribbons to tie.  And I am in the office well after the time that I'd like to be in the office.  My prospects for tying, shopping and addressing are quite slim this week.  It's threatening to drag me under and I am trying to find Santa's number to see if I can get some help.  His number doesn't seem to be listed . . .

Rather than letting that get to me, I am going to take a deep breath and remember the joy that I have in my life and why I love the holidays so much - professional crisis or not.

I am the mother of a darling donkey and a cheeky little angel.









My home is warm and full of little people who are making memories together and celebrating traditions






I am deeply loved even if I don't tie the ribbons or finish the list

I could not ask for more

14 comments:

MiMi said...

What a great post! I hope you find the time you need to get your stuff done and enjoy those beautiful lil people! :)

He & Me + 3 said...

Thanks for stopping by. I love to meet new bloggy friends. Your family is just beautiful. I love your donkey and angel. precious. I hear you. I could use an elf or twelve about now...our doggie keeps unwrapping the presents. I have had to keep them under lock and key:)

Menopausal New Mom said...

Exactly! You definitely have your priorities straight on what is important. Your children are gorgeous, you are so blessed but so are they to have you! Happy Holidays!

Jules said...

I know the feeling. It is a busy but totally wonderful time of year. Enjoy those little ones, they grow up too fast. I still can't believe our kids are grown and married. But thanks to God, we have a beautiful little granddaughter.

Desert Rose said...

Oh goodness..that has to be the cutest little donkey I've ever seen!..and the angel, well that's a given. And I hear ya on the working cause it's easier than being at home with the kids...after my 6+ year and counting as a SAHM, I definitely miss working..it WAS much easier than staying at home with the kids. Love my kids to pieces, but miss being productive in the work place. Being a SAHM I think has zapped my sanity! Yet I wonder how some moms do it with multiple kids and still work..busy woman!

Erin said...

That last part made me cry. So true. Beautifully put!

shortmama said...

When you find Santas number could you sent it my way? I have a few requests for him as well!

Emmy said...

I don't think any of us finish the list. Good luck getting the things done that you want.

glitterbygrammie said...

There is more to life than tieing ribbons and finishing the list. Just look at those pictures.

JennyMac said...

Love your attitude...and your kids are SO cute!

Heather said...

Perfect post!

And send me an elf if you find one! Your donkey and angel are adorable!!!

Dabalack Family said...

It was so great spending time with you guys last week. My sincere aplogies for Abby and her terrible two's. I have my work cut out for me. Thank you for being you and loving us unconditionally.

♥Georgie♥ said...

omgosh your children are beautiful! and Yes i am busy and have to make myself slow down this time of yr i can so relate...

I am out making the secret santa rounds with a friendly reminder that today is the SSS shipping date and to remind everyone to please email us your DC# and to remind all participants to blog about their gift if they have received it

have a wonderful day

WhisperingWriter said...

So sweet!

Fantastic post.

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