Friday, November 11, 2011

Are we there yet?

I am really, really trying to get excited about the holidays but so far it just isn't working. Some of it has to do with the year we've had, but mostly this time of year feels like some kind of race to the finish line. It isn't just the holidays, since we will be away for both Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. We are also caught in a year end frenzy!

Every nonprofit I'm involved in is either preparing for a major fundraiser or involved in umpteen year end activities for the board to attend. We are making a major marketing push to pump up our business (both exciting and exhausting) while trying to plan for 2012. And did I mention that my house has once again collapsed in to a mega mess?

Whew! Glad to get that off my chest. Thanks for listening while I vent :-)

Tomorrow morning I'm walking in the Alzheimer's walk with my business partner Beth. Should be interesting given how out of shape I am. Keep a good thought for me. Tomorrow night I get to be a silent/live auction helper at the a local Rotary event. They graciously donate to one of the organizations I work with so we give back by volunteering for them. I always grumble before I haul myself off the couch but I'm sure I'll have a good time watching other people spend their money!

That's what is going on in my world. What's happening in yours?


Donna Lee said...

Besides replacing toilets, our world has been quiet at home. At work it's a different story, though, people are stressed and needy.

I am looking forward to the holidays but I don't stress myself out over them. I do what I (we) like and let the rest fall by the wayside.

I hope your weather there was as nice as ours was for your walk. Doing a walk like that is humbling.

Roxie said...

Hope the walk was a success and hasn't left you too sore. Hooray for you!

Grab your calendar and schedule one night a week for yourself, then stick with it. STICK WITH IT! If a dinner has to happen without you, then that's the way it is. If you work yourself into a heart attack with fatigue and stress, the dinner will still have to happen without you, but it will cost you a lot more money.

KnitTech said...

Hope the walk went well. Its getting cold here, I'm not looking forward to it.