Friday, December 25, 2009


Remember those checklists I wrote about a couple days ago? Well I’ve checked everything off. Christmas photo, card ordering, signing, addressing, stamping, mailing, Christmas shopping, wrapping, shipping, Christmas Program writing, scheduling, rehearsing, performing, Christmas decorating, tree-trimming, card-hanging, candle lighting, Egg-dish making, cinnamon roll baking, church-going, driving-in-snowing, gift opening, sorting, logging, putting away, room tidying, dishwasher-running…

It wasn’t even stressful, really. I started early, scaled back, worked smart, paced myself and really, truly, thoroughly enjoyed Advent and Christmas again this year.

So I’m standing in my kitchen (in my new slippers) just sort of staring at my son as he plays with his new legos. And I have absolutely no idea what to do. Seriously, I hope I’m not drooling.

Because it’s all DONE. Checked off. Completed. Finito. I have—GASP!—free time.

I could do… I could do anything I want! But I’m drawing a blank. What a strange feeling.

Time to start my to-do list for tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. How about taking a pause, and just delighting in the present moment?