Hosting, wrapping, cooking, baking, shopping, parties and other events. It’s all so much and I can admit that I didn’t handle the stress very well this year. Everything got done, but my stress level didn’t move from 10 until December 26th. That’s a rotten feeling.
The girls and Big Daddy had a good holiday season and that matters the most, to me. I think it’s hard, though, to admit that the stress got the best of me and I didn’t enjoy myself like I wanted to. The advice is always to do less! Let things go! But, that isn’t easy advice to take. Whose activity gets cut? Whose favorite is forgone?
It’s like picking a favorite book or child; finding the place to cut can be impossible. There are just too many factors at play to eliminate very much and, beyond that, there’s guilt involved as well when you decide to NOT participate in the usual traditions.
So, what do you do? Well, I fake it as much as I can. I try to only complain at the stress or not feeling christmas-y to Big Daddy and I look for places that I can make next year better.
The Menu Plan
Monday Creamy Crockpot Taco Chicken
Tuesday Hawaiian Haystacks
Wednesday Chicken Lazone
Thursday Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings
Friday Possibly, our first date night of 2015
Saturday Burgers and Fries
Sunday Tuscan Tortellini Soup with fresh baked bread