Friday, December 01, 2006

Winding Up the Year

It’s that time again. December is here [though you wouldn’t know it in Northern NJ where the weather feels more like spring today], and there’s so much to do before the year is over.

My TO DO list is overflowing with chores: clean the house really good [that one’s always on there], finish Christmas shopping [I start in October usually], wrap the presents, write out Christmas cards, finish my WIPs, bake some cookies...it goes on and on.

What’s on your TO DO list this time of year? Do you go into overdrive mode like I do? I try to cram as much as I can into each day. I keep lists, stack things up on my desk that need to be done so I’ll remember to go through them, jot notes on my calendar and generally run around like a nut.

Oddly, I don’t mind it. There’s something about the holidays that energize me. Come January, I’m like a clock in the Dali painting, and I’m quite content just to drape myself over the nearest piece of furniture and ruminate on all I’ve accomplished in December.

I know people who are the opposite. They drag through the holidays, stressed by all the activity, then bounce back into the swing of things at New Years ready to start the calendar from the beginning again. Which one are you?

Here’s a few things to add to your TO DO list [in case it’s looking a little sparse]

Hop over to Two Voices and check out my new contest. It’s easy to enter!

Scroll down and read Lynda’s post from yesterday. She has some great excerpts from her book, Heartstone!

Keep coming back to Star Crossed in December and check out our upcoming Holiday Treats Week, our Contest Week, our Christmas Photo Week and our New Year’s Resolution Week!

Buy more books. You can never have enough stuff to read.

4 comments:

MK Mancos/Kathleen Scott said...

Are we having all those weeks??? I didn't know that. Hehehehhehee..must have missed the memo.

I better get my butt in gear for another contest.

It is nice here. I went to work last night thinking it was still summmer. Now, it's wicked intense outside. You can actually feel the storm in the air. It makes me edgy. I've had really odd paranormal happenings on days like this before...now, I'm home alone after Dave went to work. Oooo scary, scary.

A little something about lists. I make them when I go to the store, but other than that I pretty much play the holiday season by ear. I can't be bothered with being stressed over it. I just let it happen.

-Kat

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Yep, all those weeks. I shot off my mouth and now Lynda put me in charge of promo, so you'd better flex your typing fingers and get started on those blog entries! LOL.

Lynda K. Scott said...

LOL and see what a smart decision I made by putting you in charge? You're already smokin' up the promo trail :D Good job!

With my kitchen remodel and the fact these morons only work one or two days a week (one day and 2 hours this week), my holiday prep is at a standstill. My Christmas shopping is done, thank goodness, but I'm afraid my cleaning and decorating may be done the week before Christmas...if these morons can get their act together.

I'd sure like a job where I only worked one or two days a week. Sigh.

Cassandra Kane said...

I keep on jotting To Do Lists and not doing anything on them, so I might give them up as my New Year's Resolution. LOL

Life is hectic at the moment. I thoroughly scrubbed my apartment last week, so have so clean-free time on my hands. Now I have to get through all the stuff I ignored on those lists! *g*