21 December 2017

Oh For God's Sake!

(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!


sprite said...

I haven't forgotten to do any of the things, but am not done with any of the things. I started to list them, but that was remarkably stressful, but let's just say the next 18 hours (b/c my mother informs me we'll be driving into an ice storm if we don't leave early tomorrow) are going to be busy, busy, busy!

Vera said...

My fear is that I've forgotten what I have forgotten...if that makes any sense?

Pizzelles and peanut brittle - love them both and never make them. Maybe I should try? Or maybe I should just relax? I will figure it out.

Bonny said...

I'm feeling particularly discombobulated this year, some by circumstances I can't help, and some because of my own forgetfulness. I do believe I have uttered your mother's phrase quite a few times recently, but I'm hoping that you don't have reason to say it many more times, can get through work with your sanity and soul intact, and use the weekend to accomplish your three things (and even enjoy doing them)!

Lorraine said...

Bridget- I didn't send any cards- the first year I haven't, and no, I didn't forget not to.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I forgot to send cards too, nothing is wrapped (doing that tomorrow) and nothing is baked (will start that tomorrow too and continue all weekend)

Juliann in WA said...

Oh I can so relate to this. I haven’t forgotten to do things but I have had so much stress lately that I just have not had the energy or inclination. Today I saw my for real break day and I have been thinking about how to turn this around in the new year.
Enjoy your fun activities.

karen said...

my grocery lists are skimpy and I keep forgetting stuff!!! I didn't receive many cards this year, maybe it's a thing of the past.

AsKatKnits said...

I did not get cards done either this year, but I am taking a page from Honore and perhaps New Years cards will be the thing!

Tired Teacher said...

My cards won't arrive by Christmas, but they will still be sent. I will NOT be sending a Christmas letter because I detest them. I prefer a sentence or two scrawled on the card flap rather than a lengthy impersonal letter.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Vera ------------things are going smoothly. Surely I have forgotten something!

This is our first Christmas in 33 years that we will be spending with extended family (i.e. more than Steve, Stephen, and me). I'm quite fuzzy on the expectations and no one seems to be forthcoming with what they would like me to do.

So, I chose appetizers. Everything else seemed to be well-covered.

Araignee said...

I haven't made cookies yet or wrapped a thing. I got a bad case of the bah humbugs this week and am pretty much over the whole thing. I peaked too early this year with that sneaky early snow. I knew it couldn't last.

Mereknits said...

My Mother used to say that also, with much disdain in her voice. I still have to wrap over half the presents. The shopping is done and thank God I don't cook, that is up to my husband. Merry Christmas Bridget.