Life is what happens when you're not looking -- or counting
With Thanksgiving over with, I can start to work on (drumroll, please) Birthdays! Hahaha, you thought I was going to say Christmas, didn't you?! In our home, the Christmas season is also the birthday season. Mine is in November (ahem, today), Husband's is in mid-December, La Petite's is the day after that, and then we can put up the tree. After the New Year's ball drops and the Christmas tree comes down, we have about two weeks until Amigo's birthday. That's just the immediate family; there are other birthdays in and around this time in our extended family as well. I wrote up my "Holiday Gift Inventory Notebook" today to make sure I don't overshop or inadvertantly miss someone.
I am taking some advice from an article in today's paper and wrapping presents as I buy them. I have almost everything I need for my Secret Santa project at work, so I will wrap these and hide them in my classroom's locked closet, in the space that was filled with test booklets a week ago.
Now that I have reclaimed the kitchen at home (stored leftovers, threw away what was left of the turkey carcass, prepared soup stock for freezer), I can focus on real life again. Real life, coffee mugs, lesson plans, and the works. We have a saying in my workplace when things get frantic: "Never a dull moment." Life, such as it is, isn't dull. Not at all. Not even at Post #153. Stumble It!