The first two weeks of December have flown by for me. While I have been seeing my neighbors' Christmas decorations, listening to Christmas music on the radio, and drinking Peppermint Mochas from Starbucks, I just haven't been into it.
I remember feeling like this last Christmas. I was having trouble finding the joy that Christmas usually brings me. I am a Christmas person; I love everything about it and I look forward to it every year.
Last Christmas was overshadowed by Mr. Rose's preparations for his 4 month trip, so I can understand why I was a little down then. But I have no idea what the problem is now.
A little part of it may be because I feel so overwhelmed by everything I need to do. Over the weekend, I made some progress with the Christmas shopping and writing Christmas cards. We also got our tree up and decorated our house.
But I still feel an immense weight on my shoulders from all the unfinished tasks. I made a list last night to help me keep track of everything, but that list keeps getting longer and not shorter.
So that's it - I have got to cut some things out. There will be some items on my to-do list that are not going to get done before Christmas. I just have to figure out what they are!
How are you feeling this Christmas? Overwhelmed and stressed? Or happy and peaceful?