Since Thanksgiving day, I've been sipping from the spirit glass. The plan was just to get a little excited...but not tipsy. I still have to concentrate and work hard this next week to get everything finished. Unfortunately for me, I drank too much....the spirit got to me and now I'm warm and fuzzy and happy and giddy and excited and all those great feelings that come with Christmas spirit.
If you're reading this and thinking "oh, that's nice...she needed some cheering up" well, yes I did - but not yet, not right now. I don't want to be a Scrooge...but I really can't focus on school work when all I want to do is watch Christmas movies, drink egg-nog, and snuggle up on the couch in front of a crackling fire and twinkling Christmas lights.
So, how do I fix it? How do I try to compact the fuzzies - just for a while - and get everything accomplished like I'm supposed to? Well, there's only one way to do it. It means plugging Christmas music into my ear while I'm at my desk and pounding away until I'm done. I don't want to think "well I still have over a week to finish".... no, I want to be done NOW!! The sooner I'm done the sooner I can do all the wonderful Christmassy things - without feeling guilty.
So, that's exactly what I'm going to do. All I have left to do is the Unit. I've finished everything else - WOO HOO!! Yes, I'm so happy. Now is the big Kahuna...the big cheese... the project that has literally pushed me to the edge and straight over it. There is no more excuses, no more distractions, just me and the Unit - mono a mono. The fight till the death, and I'm pretty sure I will be the victor.
In other Christmas related news: Little Jelly has caught Christmas fever. It started out Thanksgiving night when the Christmas tree was going up. To her, though, the tree was "pretty" but of course she really has/had no idea what was going on. The next night she sat with me while we watched The Polar Express. That was it - she was hooked. She loved it. Yesterday, I made all of the kids videos from Santa.
Oh, side plug.... if you have kids, friends, family - anyone - that you want to send a creative Christmas message to, you should visit http://www.portablenorthpole.tv/ It's a website that allows you to create a customized video from Santa. It's so much fun, realistic - and my kids absolutely LOVED IT!!!
So, back to my story....Jelly has watched her video from Santa about 15 times. She thinks it's the coolest thing EVER. Santa talks to her, uses her name, shows her a gift that she asked for (she really likes that part). Last night, Jelly watched Santa Clause 3 and Polar Express with me.
It's a big deal for me to have Jelly so excited about Christmas. Peanut and Butter are getting older now. They say they still believe in Santa, but I feel it's because they think they might not get Christmas if they say otherwise. Hubby is a Scrooge. He really can't stand Christmas. Don't get him started or you'll hear all about the commercialism and excuses to spend money, blah, blah, blah. So, with the two older kids loosing the magic - I needed Jelly to stick with me, be my Christmas believer. I think she's ready - and a mall Santa is definitely in our near future.
OK - Operation: GET THE DAMN UNIT FINISHED is commencing. I want to be done, Christmas is coming - and I want to celebrate for as long as possible. Work begins in T minus 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3....
"Find determination and anything is possible"
Till next time!!