[Yes, I finally uploaded some pictures to Flickr, but no, I don’t have time to blog about them just yet. Sorry.]
So, like most people at this time of year, I am feeling like there are way too many things that I’d like to do, and not nearly enough time in which to do them. For example, I would love to spend an entire Saturday baking a dozen different kinds of Christmas cookies. However, I don’t think I have a free Saturday between now and Christmas. There are several Christmas gifts that I’d like to make, as well as several Christmasy things for the house I’d like to make, and I’m sure most of them won’t get done. I also want to finish up the semester well (one class session left, with a presentation to give and about two hours of work to do to get it right), purchase Christmas gifts, celebrate and ‘s birthdays, and hang lights on the house (our tree isn’t up yet, but the boxes of ornaments are piled up where I want to put the tree). I’d like to go to Advent services at a church near us (which I may or may not have picked out), though I cannot go to church on a Sunday morning right after getting up for class on a Saturday morning, or the whole week is just worthless. I’m sure there are half a dozen more things that I can’t think of right now, too, that I want to do.
So… exactly how does one go about deciding which of the wonderful things one should actually do? I mean, some of them are obvious. Christmas presents have to be purchased (though I am lucky that many of my official Christmas celebrations don’t occur until well after Christmas, and there are several people on our list who have requested no gifts). The tree has to go up (yes, this is non-negotiable).
How do you decide what doesn’t get done? Or do you not decide consciously, but just let what happens happen? Or do you have a magic machine that adds extra hours of the day without making me tired? I’m sayin’, it’s an option. 🙂
Also, I’m looking for a food item to give up for the first few months of 2010, one that might help me lose a pound or two. I already drink diet pop. I gave up caffeine. I am not giving up “sugar” or “chocolate” (mostly because I would fail miserably at that). Any suggestions?