I don’t know how this happened, well of course I know how it happened but you know what I mean. I am usually very prepared and well aware of the time table. In the past I’ve always had everything I need to prevent this from happening. I can’t even blame it on being distracted by the kids as they’re teenagers. Can I play the stroke card, no probably not. So how in the world did this happen?
For the last couple of years I have been very diligent about mailing my Christmas cards out the weekend following Thanksgiving. What did you think I was talking about? Ok I know sorry set you up on that one a little bit (big smile).
Seriously though I just don’t know where the time went. I had all of my cards signed the week before Christmas. I also strive to list every child on the card. I used to hate it when cards came to the house David, Betty and the girls. Well writing and the girls takes maybe two seconds less than writing Bren and Sister. Now this is not to say that I expect or impose that on anyone else it is just one of “my things”. I can’t say that I’ve never done it in the past when I couldn’t remember a child’s name. Now thanks to my handy dandy Christmas card excel spread sheet that will never happen again.
How did I lose three weeks? Ugh; frustrating to say the least. Seeing as how my cards were late I thought I would create a newsletter of sorts, more of a year in review. Doesn’t sound like a major undertaking does it? So tell me why I just can’t get it done? Of course for some reason I cannot understand Microsoft Works has turned my two page document into 32,795 pages. For some reason not only is MW preventing me from editing it also will not allow me to create a new document either.
Well after another attempt at fixing my newsletter I have finally given up! So instead of sharing tidbits from the year I’m enclosing a picture of the kids. Of course despite the hundreds of pictures I’ve taken this year there isn’t one all three could agree on so I had to make a collage. Oh the things we suffer for our children.
Well my cards are probably going to arrive after Christmas but you know what ~ I’m not stressing about it and in itself is a major improvement.