I'm enjoying the preparations for Baby's wedding and the activities connected to this happy family occasion. And Christmas is just over a month away - I love this time of year.
Things are busy in our home. I guess it is true that I am a list making control freak and when I look down at a To Do List that looks more like a state road map than a cute little list of ten items or less, I feel a bit 'off.' I feel like... you know that queasy feeling you get when you're going to fly, not because you're about to sit in a chair in the sky, but because you have to be at the airport at a specific time or they won't let you go with them? I feel a bit like that.
Everything, fun stuff to serious stuff has a deadline, there are no "When you get around to it" kind of projects that I like. Yes, I have my priorities and I'm working my list from the top to the bottom, but sometimes I find myself working on a project in the middle of another project and making a list for something else.
Lately, standing in the check out line, I feel the covers of magazines are shouting to me that I would be more efficient if I did one task at a time "Stop Multi-Tasking, take control of your time and your life and get more done!" One human to another - please tell me when did people not multi-task? We used to call it life. Maybe we just notice the multi-tasking because we now take the time to write down the all the stuff that has to get done.
I'm trying to do it all with a smile on my face, maybe even a song in my heart. A smile - not a grimace. A song in my heart - a happy song, not "Wanted Dead or Alive."
One of my non-wedding tasks to accomplish was "Put up outside Christmas lights." Scheduled for after the wedding - I have it right here on my list. Guess what, I did it. Well, actually I hired a company to do it (sometimes you just have to delegate). A little ahead of our usual time, but they were in the neighborhood on Wednesday so I worked with their schedule. We can wait to turn the lights on.
|Turned them on for just a few minutes to take this shot. |
Probably somewhere in the neighborhood someone is commenting on the
crazy neighbors who already have their Christmas lights up.
Job done, check mark on To Do List, ready to move on to another task. Smile on my face, song in my heart - a Christmas song, I think. Yep, I can hear it now, "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer."