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Final Christmas TO DO List
In the flurry of your scurrying around perhaps you missed seeing the Cathy cartoon by Cathy Guisewite. This particular cartoon strip had only two frames to it. It was titled "Christmas TO DO Lists" and the two frames were HERS (2/3 of the strip) and HIS (1/3 of the strip).
That might be funny to some of you, just that much, but it gets better.
In the HERS frame some of the To Dos listed were:
· Cover Old Ornaments with Sparkly Beads.
· Sew Santa Suits for the Dogs.
· Make a Heritage Photo Pine Cone Wreath.
· Create a Gingerbread Replica of our Neighborhood.
· Hang Paper Snowflakes from all the Ceilings.
· Make Scented Candles and Matching Guest Towels.
You get the idea-there were several more listed, just as creative and inspiring as these.
In the HIS frame was only ONE single item on the To Do List:
· Hide Wife's Holiday Craft Magazines
What is it about this time of year that brings out the Martha Stewart in all of us? For many of us females, our right brains seem to kick into overdrive right before Halloween and often don't settle down to a balanced brain until sometime in the spring.
We get out our decorations; we move back to Standard Time; the outside world gets dark earlier and we start nesting.
Well, I'm here to give you permission to stop creating. The buzzer is about ready to go off. The game is almost over, and the score will be what it will be.
So what if you didn't get everything done perfectly like you had envisioned. Focus on the important things-the people in your life, and let the rest of the hub-bub subside.
Sit down. Relax in front of the fire. Take time to enjoy each member of your family. Christmas comes but once a year. Don't be so busy that you miss it. It will be over in a blink. Celebrate and create memories, not napkin rings.
Merry Christmas to each of you.
Until next time.
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posted on: 12/21/2007 12:30:00 PM by Sue Crum
category: Special Populations
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Sue Crum knows and understands the life of a Baby Boomer all too well. Having served as the filling of an Oreo cookie for many years, she has reinvented herself in San Diego as the owner of The R.E.D. Team, Reinventing Everyday Designs, doing professional organizing, real estate staging, and interior redesign.