(Said in the disgusted tone my mother used to use.)
Every once in a while, I remember something that I forgot to do, and it's so ridiculous that I am completely disgusted and amused with myself. Keep in mind, I forget to do A LOT of things, but some are just too much to ignore (like I do with all the others).
I was walking to work this morning, and trying to decide if I wanted to do a Three on Thursday post, since I didn't immediately have three things in mind. Then I moved on to how lovely it is that tomorrow is the last day of work before Christmas, and how this year work has been so incredibly awful and stressful at work, I've gone home during the last few months exhausted and not able to accomplish much during the week. It has been working hard to suck every last bit of Christmas joy out of me, and though I have not allowed it to completely take over, it's definitely been a factor.
It was only then that three things came to mind because I forgot to do them and OMG WHO AM I?
So here is the Oh For God's Sake List of Three Things I Forgot to Do So Far But That I Will Still Do Because I Enjoy Them and Once I Get Away From the Horror of Work It Will Be Fine. (Yes, that is a long, run on title/sentence. I'm not here to impress.) It's lunch hour, so I have a chance to write this post.
1. Send Christmas cards. This is one of my most favorite things about Christmas - sending and receiving actual mail! It's bad enough that so few people actually send cards any more, but I cannot believe that I forgot until now. So they will be sent, probably this weekend, which means they will be late for Christmas Day but still received for Christmastime. Which is the point anyway.
2. Wrap The Tim's gifts. Again, something I love to do, and I don't feel as dumb about this one, as there are usually a few last-minute purchases or stocking stuffers that get wrapped on Christmas Eve anyway. But to have none of them wrapped yet? Ridiculous!
3. Do more baking. Right after Thanksgiving, I made a batch of cookies, and since then - not one. The Tim has made some pizzelles, and a batch of peanut brittle, but I had two other kinds I wanted to make this year. I can definitely bake them this weekend and/or next week. But seriously.
My dream has always been to have a job that allowed me to take a lot of time off at Christmastime, even when I've had great jobs at great places. Clearly this year, that would have been more valuable than ever!
I hope if there are any things you've forgotten, they are either a) things that are not important to you, b) that you can still get done with a minimum of trouble, c) things that no one else notices or cares about so they won't mention it, or, d) all of the above.
Happy Winter Solstice!