Someone needs to focus!

blogDSCN7264It’s the first Friday in December.  (Oops, need to change the calendar from November to December.)

No work or school presentations to give today.  (Good! Maybe now I can start “Operation  Christmas.”)

Need to eat breakfast.  (Better just throw a load of laundry in first then gulp down some cereal and a hot cup of tea.)

Kitty is ringing her jingle bell and wants in from the garage.  (Let in kitty.)

Get in the mood for decorating.  Sit down in front of TV to turn on Christmas music channel.  (Cat meows and jumps into lap.  Purr, purr, rub, rub.  Kitty needs some loving.)

Spend time with kitty.  (Poor baby, I’ve been ignoring you the last few days.  Kitty needs a treat!  Go to pantry for kitty treats and make her do her tricks for them.)

Time to start decorating!  (Wait, that load of laundry needs thrown in the dryer now.)

Better go upstairs and see what other loads of laundry await me.  (Side trip to son’s old bedroom brings more laundry.  Man, that guy has too many clothes if he left all these dirty ones behind because he didn’t need them.)

Kitty wants to go out again.  (On the way, throw another load of laundry in the washer.)

Now go to garage to bring in some Christmas decoration boxes!  (But first take teacup to dishwasher. Oh, it’s full and needs run now.)

Time to decorate!  (Just remembered, middle sister called and left me a message yesterday, better call her back.)

Telephone call’s over, now go to garage and get those boxes!  (Oh darn! There’s those Christmas cards I started addressing the other evening and didn’t finish, spread out all over the coffee table.)

Start picking up Christmas card mess of cards, envelopes, red and green pens, address labels.  (You know, I haven’t even written our annual Christmas missive yet!)

Walk over to the computer and turn the time-stealing thing on.  (Well, now that I turned the computer on, I should really just check my email.)

Dryer beeps, clothes are dry. (Go to laundry room and fold clothes.  Return to computer.)

Read email from my dear oldest retired sister who’s living it up in Arizona. (Hmm, sis and brother-in-law are stuck in their RV with very cold weather.  Guess she’s not quite living it up in balmy temperatures after all!)

Compose and send email back to sis.  (Don’t want her to think I’m not thinking of her, after all because I really do miss her!)

Close out email.  (I probably should check my other email account.  Good news there from my new friend.  Her daughter is recovering from a very bad car accident.  Praise God!  Say another prayer for her.  Maybe I should write back to my friend, no better save that for later.)

Kitty rings her jingle bell which means she wants back inside.  (Open door and let kitty in.)

Go back to computer and click out of email account.  (Well, while I’m on the internet I may as well check Facebook.   Wow, more good news there.  Just one more thing to check and then I’ll start that Christmas letter.)

Open my blog.  (Oh look, my dear friend left me some comments.  Have to answer her!)

Stomach growls.  (Probably should grab a bite of lunch before I start!)

Now, time to write that letter!  (Start composing the annual news.  Wait, do I even have Christmas copy paper?  Look in printer desk for paper.  Oh, good.  Found some!  But also found copies of my old Christmas letters all the way back to 1999.)

Sit down and read old letters.  (What lovely memories.  So many blessings over all those years since we moved back to the homeland and when our children were still living at home.  Sigh….)

Finish THIS YEAR’S Christmas letter!!  Start printing.  (Well, if I’m going to print the letters, I need to finish the Christmas card chore too.)

Gather up Christmas cards, etc. from coffee table and move it all to the kitchen table.  (Wow!  There are a few snowflakes flying around out there.)

Look out window. (The ground is still white.  I do like it when the landscape is blanketed in white.  So pretty!)

Kitty wants out again! (Oh for goodness sake!  Let cat out.)

Finish those Christmas cards!  (Address a few more envelopes. Shoot, I’m running out of cards and letters.  Start searching for some leftover cards from Christmases past.)

Go back to the computer to print more letters.  Hear jingle bell again!  (That darn cat.  She wants in again.  Make up your mind, kitty!  You’re driving me nuts!)

Print more letters.  (You know, I haven’t even written an entry for my blog yet today.  Maybe I should do that, and then after it’s done I can concentrate on finishing those cards.)

Write blog entry.  Glance at clock.  (Good grief, it’s almost 4 p.m.  What have I accomplished? Hmmm…not one Christmas decoration dressing up the house yet!)

Look out window again.  (The snow’s really coming down now!  Sing “Here Comes Suzy Snowflake.”)

Okay, friends, that’s it.  I need to focus!  I’m finishing those cards if I have to tie myself to the kitchen table to do so.  (But first I have to get that other load of laundry out of the dryer.)

When hubby comes home this evening from his stressful day at work, I’d like to tell him at least one Christmas task is accomplished.  Wish me luck and no distractions!



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