Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Whew! by Angie Ledbetter

I'm tired and worn out right now. Feel like I've been running three ways from Sunday, or so the expression I grew up with says.

Doesn't it seem like this time of year just goes into hyper speed and the faster you run to accomplish chores and check off lists, the further behind you get? It can be stressful...if you let it.

I refuse to fall into a pit of angst. What gets done, gets done. If not, oh well and shrug. I'm happy to pass glittery Christmas lights dotting houses and landscapes. It makes me slow down and really look. I'm grateful my house isn't as filthy as it could be, given my lack of daily attention. And truthfully, I'm happy to be tired, my eyes so heavy I can hardly keep them open to type. Know why? Because I know I'm going to sleep deep and well tonight. No tossing and turning for me. No thoughts and worrying pinging around in my head as I try to relax for sleep.

Now, if only the chainsaw otherwise known as my husband doesn't make too much noise, I'm going to enjoy a good 8 hours or so of blessed rest. Ahh. Goodnight.


Janna Qualman said...

That baby is adorable.

Take care of yourself, so you don't get rundown!

Barbara Quinn said...

The closer we get to the holiday the more that has to be done. I try to space out the things that need to be done on my calendar and not deal with them until they pop up on that day. That keeps me a little saner. And I've let certain things go. e.g., The few cards I send are E cards which work great and are good for the environment! I use the Nature Conservancy ones online. And I am a big fan of gift bags which are far quicker, recyclable, and easier to deal with than all that wrapping. Get some rest and delegate, delegate, and forget about the rest.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks, Janna girl, and will do. :)

I'm partial to the gift bags too, Barb. Am spacing out and letting the rough ends drag.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Oh, you should see the christmas lights twinkling in and around the coves, hollows, valley here - pretty!

Get rest, my friend - -I had a good night's rest -finally! :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Good, Kat. We musta zoned out good together. I slept like a log. Wish I could see those valley lights!

Patresa Hartman said...

stress, yes!

which makes the release that much sweeter when it's all done.

and the lights are pretty magical. :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Yes indeed, Patresa. Hope you (and your guts) are getting in some holiday down time!

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