*Insert heavy sigh here*
If someone were to ask me to recall any one particular moment over the last two months, I would be at a loss. I honestly have no recollection of the last 60+ days. What I do know is that my husband traveled a lot and I sat down very little. I've been looking forward to this week since the start of September because I knew it would mean the end of some big commitments and crazy work hours. Now it's here and it dawned on me, as I replaced Jack-o-lanterns with Turkeys today, that October is over and Thanksgiving is only three weeks away. I have a very emotional reaction to that thought, not because I'm stressed, but because I feel as though the season is flying by and I'm missing it.
My Thanksgiving menu and shopping list is made and has been for months. Thank you Organized Christmas! And a good portion of my Christmas shopping is already done. I have Christmas cookies in the freezer and meals ready to pop in the oven when our schedule fills up again. Christmas cards are here and in the process of being addressed and gifts are already getting wrapped. Even I have a few things to catch up on, but all in all, I'd say I've set the stage for a wonderfully enjoyable holiday season. Now I just have to stop moving long enough to enjoy it.
I hope you are feeling a tremendous sense of accomplishment, regardless of whether or not you've finished everything on your holiday "To Do" list. But my greater hope is that you will find time to enjoy the season before it's over. We started our preparations early for a reason, so that we could relish in the season and enjoy each moment.