my christmas cards are not finished. and, quite obviously, they are not mailed and will not be to their intended destinations until AFTER christmas. i am not finished wrapping gifts. i have not finished shopping for gifts. almost. but not quite. i have a story due today. i have lots of dirty laundry. my house is not perfectly clean, not smelling of cinnamon and pine, a roaring fire is not roaring and we are not gayly humming christmas carols. the babies are fussy, and i need to shower. i also have a couple etsy orders to fill and one to mail.
i know i need to light a candle (yes, cinnamon, please) and turn up the music despite the state of my unfinished to-do list.
who cares if everything is not perfectly finished, washed, sparkling and sure to thrill its recipient before christmas morning?
but i'm trying not to because my other option is to just be disappointed.