Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Holiday Season

Well, the holiday season is upon us. I haven't even finished my nice four and a half day Thanksgiving weekend and I'm already dreading the week ahead and the busyness it will bring.

I love this time of year. The decorations. The music. The shopping. But there always seems to be so much going on, it's hard to really enjoy the season. In an already busy life, things seem to get even busier.

So I've been thinking about what I need to let go of to give me some peace. It's hard to choose. My writing's already suffered. I can't remember the last time I sat down and was able to put some quality and quantity on the screen. I don't see my husband enough as it is between meetings and practices and basketball games and countless other things. There's not much I can cut out of my day job...those hours are pretty much set in stone.

There have been recent articles and presentations about managing your time during the busy holiday season. Trouble is, I've been too busy to really sit down and take any of that in.

So, how do you do it over the holidays? How do you fit it all in - jobs, writing, family, friends, etc. - and still have time to enjoy this most wonderful of seasons?

Until next time,

Happy Reading!



Morgan Mandel said...

I can only do it in bits and pieces and enjoy whatever I can get out of it.

Some of the hustle and bustle is fun. I love going with my brother to the Black Friday sales. We don't get really expensive items, but we love getting the bargains.
The husband stays home while all of this is going on. He's never been one for participating in Black Friday.

Debra St. John said...

Did you get any good deals this weekend?

I've done a lot of my shopping already. The nieces, nephews, and Godchildren are done. The hubby is nearly done. The moms and dads are the toughest. Don't want to buy them any more 'crap' than they already have!

Terry Odell said...

Heck, Hanukkah starts Wednesday night. We'll be done while everyone else is still going crazy.

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Debra St. John said...

Terry, you'll be all set!

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

I'm having trouble getting into the mood because I have so many writing things I need to do. We no longer put up a tree because our cats enjoyed it far too much and broke most of the ornaments.

In any case, Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas to you all.

Deb Larson said...

I'm right there with you, Deb. Finding time to enjoy the season is a challenge. All we can do is do what we can and not worry about the what did not get done. And enjoy time spent with loved ones!!DL Larson