Where does the time go?
Christmas-Eve Eve 2014 is fast approaching history status and I'm almost ready for the beginning of December. Almost.
I watched the year racing to closure and I have amazingly still been blindsided by Christmas.
Every Christmas-Eve Eve I say the same thing, "Next year I'm going to be more organized. Next year I'm channeling my Mother. Next year I'm going to shop year-round. Next year I'm going to relax and watch everyone else stress over how far behind they are. Next year I will be ready." And I visualize shaking my gift-laden fist up at the black and white sky ala Scarlett O'Hara.
And every year--usually on Christmas-Eve Eve--I am among the throngs of procrastinating shoppers who are beginning to start searching for elusive gifts.
I've got ideas. I've made lists--which I may, or may not follow. Most years I have a gift or two already purchased. But the bulk of the gift-hunt is executed on, or after, Christmas-Eve Eve.
Some days I go into the store with a specific gift in mind, only to find it's really not what I wanted to give. Other days I go into a store with a nebulous hint of an idea that morphs into "the perfect gift" without thought or assistance from me.
The funny thing is, although Christmas blindsided me again, I think I'm ahead of the game. BECAUSE, surprisingly, this Christmas-Eve Eve, I only have three gifts left to hunt.
Now I just need to decide on the best hunting lease so I can carve out the time to hunt and dress my kill (wrap my gifts).
It is now after midnight, making it official: the hunt is on in earnest. There are less than 24-hours left before Christmas is upon us. Time is running out.
Where does the time fly?!