This Thanksgiving weekend has been a Godsend. We were running at breakneck speed, just keeping up with daily life - appointments, meetings, even our pleasure events felt like they were flying at us and speeding by. It's amazing what a few extra days does for one's sanity.
Of course, it has helped that my boys have been AWESOME the past few days. I was home with them on Wednesday (no school for anyone) and it was a rough go, but we found our footing. Friday and today they have just been great - aside from the constant talking from not one, but both.
Thursday evening Doug and I hopped online and bought all of Roman's, and almost all of Charlie's, Christmas gifts. Thank goodness for Amazon.com. Free shipping helps too. Then Friday I went out to Toys-R-Us and got all but one last gift for Charlie. Got my parents' gifts purchased too. I'm way ahead of where I usually am - hopefully I can keep this up!
Christmas decor went up today too, and the boys were great with that. There are an awful lot of ornaments on the bottom 2 layers of the tree (and sometimes 3-4 on one branch, thanks to Charlie) but it looks like a family tree should. We had to rearrange the living room and we made the executive decision (again) to remove the tv from it. Not only did we want more room, but it's nice to have a room in the house that isn't for electronic entertainment.
Tonight I plan to put my feet up, get a scented candle going, and read a book. Or surf the Internet. Either way, I finally feel like I *can* do that and not feel stressed.