I’m usually so on top of things and fairly organized with our day to day but lately I’m fighting the urge of becoming a stress ball. (But for most the holidays come with stress, right.) Although I feel horrible because it’s not from your typical holiday stress; I’ve been 100% done with Christmas shopping for a while now, we are not having any financial issues, no major health issues. It’s all because we get so busy around the holidays and start to get overwhelmed, I just need a day or a week to catch up. For Christmas, I would like a clone or just a robot that cleans the house, cooks dinner, deal with Mason’s attitude, the rest I can handle 😉
Christmas is about a week away. So, I’m going to stop trying to stress myself out and enjoy (because I can) my family and self. And you should to! Christmas is now 4 days away, this post has been sitting in my drafts for a while now. We are now on winter break with not much planned for the next two weeks, so I’m hoping to catch up on everything and hopefully by the end be sick of being at home 🙂
So, I’m going to do a random “writing dump” to catch you all up, and clear my head.
November was a “different” month for the blog. Although it was full of posts, I don’t feel like I’ve really written anything in over a month. It was my first time doing a holiday gift guide and I will say it was fun but very overwhelming! And I’ve learned quiet a few things I’m going to do differently next year. Hopefully I haven’t lost too many readers 🙂 Maybe I’ll even write a post on tips for doing a holiday gift guide – maybe! I’m going to try and take a break from the internet for the two weeks, so you probably won’t see much of me on here until the new year!! Just for my sanity.
Mason has sure been testing us lately. Attitude at home. But it was when we got calls from the school (which is VERY unusual behavior for him) he wasn’t wanting to participate in subjects he loves because he couldn’t sit by a certain girl he likes. I’m assuming this behavior is normal and he’s just trying to gain independence and strong preferences in his friends. But there was a week that I dreaded the phone ringing during school hours, in hope it wasn’t the school calling. Didn’t help with the stress.
Mason has definitely begun the stage of “girlfriend” this “girlfriend” that. Hoping the cootie stage begins soon 😉
We’ve been busy with school activities, work, cub scouts, Thanksgiving, colds and coughs that don’t seem to go away, holiday festivities, NEVER ENDING to-do list(s) and cleaning!! We are definitely feeling the winter blues this year.
2014 IS ALMOST OVER, WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN?!! I’ve thinking of a couple resolutions/changes/new-adventures I’d like to make in the new year. The whole resolution making is a bit odd if you ask me, why must we fill the urge to make a change a certain time of the year and it’s right after the holidays of stuffing our faces so of course you want to loose weight, but really did you gain that much weight over a month?! 🙂 Shouldn’t watching what we eat, exercising be a yearly thing! Along with all the other top resolutions(volunteer more, manage stress, save money, quit smoking, ect)! I’ve never really felt the urge to make a resolution up until I had been a parent for a couple years but I wonder why, was it because the older I got, the less I felt exciting so I’d make a resolution for “more fun” and believe me we have a lot of fun but maybe I need more adult without a kid tagging around kind of fun.
We all desperately need a vacation, a vacation where we fly someplace. And I’m really hoping we would have booked something for winter break. But I guess I can wait for spring break lol. Shh it’s a surprise for Mason but we are going to Disneyland for his birthday, which is a week before spring break. We plan on staying in Anaheim for 3 days and Los Angeles area for 3 days, do you have a favorite hotel in those areas?
SANTA IS COMING! (we’ve watched Elf more than a couple times this month;)