Blogmas Day 20: Whilst Waiting For Christmas

Hello guys! For the first year in many, I can say with confidence (and amazement) that I am ahead of the Christmas game. My shopping is done, gifts (mostly) wrapped and under the tree. If I didn’t have my work to keep me busy, the wait would be excruciating about now! Waiting to give a gift to someone I know/hope they will love, is likely the most difficult part. (:

I’ve come up with this short list of some entertaining/productive/not really distractions that could be useful to keep one’s mind off of the fact that the week leading up to Christmas is the longest of the year!

  1. Bake holiday cookies.
  2. Check out The OA on Netflix. If you liked Stranger Things, this one is for you!
  3. Slightly obvious but wrap those gifts!
  4. For those of you into paper planning, order those new Filofax inserts, 2017 is nearly here!
  5. Speaking of, now is a great time to test-run some New Year’s resolutions (i.e. try out that four-hour-a-day exercise routine or vegan-antigluten-raw-paleo-sugarless diet before announcing on Facebook that this is what you vow to do for the next twelve months).
  6. Read Holiday stories to children.
  7. Get a head start on the massive housecleaning endeavor before the relatives show up.
  8. Practice your surprised yet thankful expression if you are crap at receiving gifts. Note: this poor reaction actually has little to do with whether or not the person actually likes the gift, but is more of an aversion to being in the spotlight.
  9. Discover the magic of Snapchat filters + your pets! Trust me, it’s magical!
  10. Bake more cookies, because obviously you’ve already eaten the first batch–they wouldn’t be good for four days. It was the decent thing to do.
  11. If you live with small children, get some extra winks while you still can. Between putting together toys late into the night and your 5:00 am wakeup call (which may include said small children jumping on your bed/you) you’ll need all the sleep you can get!

See you again tomorrow when we will be One Day Closer! Tis twenty years ’till then.





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Busy professional and parent (to 1 human, 3 cats, 2 guinea pigs, and a Shih Tzu. I enjoy blogging about this and that, generally in the wee hours of morning. I’m also a ballet dancer, competitive roller figure skater, and portrait artist. Current obsessions include: horror films, shopping for things vintage and handmade, experimenting with essential oils, and slowly restoring our big old house by the beach.

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