One week until Thanksgiving. For those of us in the USA, we all know Thanksgiving also serves as a kind of a mark that the holiday season is WIDE open and VERY MUCH upon us.
Where did the first half of November go?
I am a bit overwhelmed at the moment. Ok, more than a bit. I’m at that stage where you start feeling paralyzed because no matter what you do there is still so much so where do you even look or start or…. THAT IS OK! I’ve got a plan. I’ve cut EVERYTHING except “eat right” from my priorities list as of yesterday. I’m taking care of the 1910384 tiny things that are cluttering my space and my mind. Getting my desk clear, and those packages that arrived back when I was in Disneyland put away. Getting my Christmas photo ordered to insert into family cards and being TOTALLY OK with just using a vacation photo and not trying to stage a fancy new one.
That is just the beginning. Laundry mountains. Random “it’ll only take a minute” jobs. Clearing out closets. Just generally de-cluttering the heck out of my to-do list and home in general and man. It’s good. My hope is that on Monday I’ll wake up without any of this “emergency!” to-do list and be back to the usual level of madness. If the paralyzing “it is all TOO MUCH!” happens to you ever (and come on, it happens to all real people!) I recommend playing hooky from work for a day, or just otherwise putting everything possible onto emergency hold and taking it one small piece at a time. No fun time, no sitting around chatting on the phone or watching TV (unless you’re multi-tasking!) – just nose to the grindstone get things back in order hard work, sweat, and determination.
One of the things, of course, that got ditched as I embarked on this mission was blogging. But I couldn’t help sneaking on here as I sip my morning coffee and tell you where I’m disappearing to for the weekend!
I will be back on Monday with a new project, and if things go according to the general plan, MANY projects including the announcement of what date Camp Scrap: Christmas Edition will start!!!! (FREE!)
Note: Big Picture is doing the twelve days of Christmas class again – this is a re-run so if you missed it last year here is your chance! I keep meaning to remind my blog readers about this fun class – if you want to do more holiday scrapbooking and didn’t take it last year – I recommend checking it out!
Now, to tackle my studio floor…
PS: if you have tips, tricks, etc. for what to do when you’re overwhelmed – feel free to share them!