Why is it that when my to-do lists have to-do lists everything that can and some that shouldn’t, go wrong. First we were getting ready for Christmas and it seemed like for every step forward I made I took two backwards. One task would morph into two or three. It got so we were laughing at it all. Christmas came and miraculously everything fell into place and we had a fantastic Christmas Eve and day.
Then Christmas night, and I came down with what appears to be going around. I lost my voice and developed an annoying cough that made getting a good nights sleep all but impossible. Some, including me, would say how fortunate to catch something like this after all the festivities were over. The next week was a quiet one so I used “not feeling good” as an excuse to laze around and read and nap. All that I accomplished was getting the house back in order with the decorations down.
Than wakeup time, the first of the year and count down until we leave for the Dominican Republic. Twelve days, plenty of time all I had to do was go down my ever-ready to-do list. Then the headphones on the TV that Jack relies on broke. Well I had a trip to the mall on my list anyway. Back home I crossed off “trip to mall”, and than we couldn’t get them to work, and we had to return some things to the mall and Jack realized he needed some items. Okay add another trip to the mall. Then the TV went out, and after over an hour of futzing around it was okay (strange happenings). By this time the day is getting away from me again.
We are leaving tomorrow and things are shaping up. Getting ready seems to take on a life of it’s own. Stressful, oh yeah. Motivating, oh yeah. Worth it all, oh yeah. And like at Christmas miraculously everything will fall into place.
I don’t know what the computer access will be so I may not be checking into Over The Back Yard fence for a while. I’ll be thinking about you (a little) and enjoying some warm sunny weather. I’ll try to take some pictures to share when I get back.