Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Please Tell Me it's NOT December 20!

To say I am behind is an understatement!  I think sheer panic is beginning to set in.  I took a vacation day today and hope to accomplish miracles.  I need to finish binding a rug that must be mailed, mail the packages at the post office, Christmas shop, birthday shop, wrap, write a few personalized Christmas card letters (individual ones, NOT a generic letter for all) . . . and I am sure there is more.  This is how the dining room table has looked for days . . . and I hate chaos! 

I couldn't figure out why I was having such a hard time sewing the binding on this little rug.  Well, duh, I forgot to trim the linen.  Maybe that has something to do with it.  Am I just a bit stressed? 
 Just remember, stressed spelled backwards is desserts :)

Sunday was Tuba Christmas and here's Jake during Jingle Bells.  He had so much fun!

Well, I better go trim the linen and finish that darned rug!
Pug hugs :)


  1. Ha! I had to laugh at your dining room table. That is how the bed in my guest room looked until a few days ago when I finally attacked the wrapping. It is a chaotic time of year, but somehow everything gets done. Hang in there.

  2. Deep breaths Lauren - deep breaths! What needs to get done will get done and if doesn't -then there is always another day. Hugs!

  3. I worked my last over-time evening last night and Yes, panic has set in. But its more like guilt than full blown panic because whatever doesn't get done - won't get done.
    When I got home from work last night at 8:30pm last night I started binding a gift rug too.

  4. Everything will work out the way it's supposed to. Enjoy your holiday!
    Merry Christmas,
    p.s. Jake is adorable

  5. Everything will work out the way it's supposed to. Enjoy your holiday!
    Merry Christmas,
    p.s. Jake is adorable

  6. Everything will work out the way it's supposed to. Enjoy your holiday!
    Merry Christmas,
    p.s. Jake is adorable

  7. Some people pull miracles together working under pressure, perhaps you're one of them.

    Can't wait to see a picture of the finished rug. I love the textured wool is that as is or over dyed? Whatever it is I'm sure it makes the rug.


  8. Welcome to my world - but no handmade gifts of any sort from me this year...boo hoo. And I wish only my dining room table looked like that.... ;o) At least you've found time in this season for some special Christmas joy and memory-making with that adorable little redhead of yours.... ;o) Hugs & Get-done Wishes ~ Robin

  9. I sure have had enough of being stressed...time to bring on the dessrts!! :)

    Remember to breathe, sweetie.
    I'm sure it will all work out.

    And like my Mom always says, "Christmas is just one day."
    Yeah, that saying never helps me much either! LOL!!

    Jake looks like he's having a blast.
    Im a little jealous. Oh, the things we can learn from children.

    Wishin you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year!

  10. Oh pooh... I meant...
    I sure have had enough of being stressed...time to bring on the Desserts!! :) Heehee.

  11. Lauren,my friend it is NOT Dec. 20th.
    You said to tell you that,so I did!! Anything for a friend!!!

  12. Lauren and in no time that table will be all clear.

    I do hope though that you can at least take one day and just relax.

    I did that on Sunday...nothing but blog hop, answer e-mails and read a book. One of the best days I've had in just ages. I MADE MYSELF DO IT TO RE-GROUP! Plus my body wouldn't let me do more. And...I did/am doing less this Christmas. I feel so much better for it.

    Merry Christmas

  13. Lauren,
    I fear for your sanity!! Maybe if we didn't blog so much we'd be further ahead! LOL! I take my breaks in front of the computer though so that's my excuse! I'm glad to see your dining room table looks alot like mine ( I think mine is even a little worse!
    Hang tough!!
    Cathy G

  14. LOL yes I would say stress has something to do with you trying to bind your rug before trimming the linen. We have all been there.

    Hope all goes well and you enjoy your holiday.

  15. I feel the same way you do right now, Dec.20th REALLY!
    This is how our livingroom floor looked like until I had to put everything away and start dinner and then everyone coing hoe.Then I started wrapping again the next day AGAIN!
    I still have about 8 to 10 more gifts to wrap and I am DONE!!! AMEN,for that.
    Christmas Blessings and to your Pugs, love themmmm!!XO

  16. Deep breaths, then get the desserts! It will all get done! And, I have actually officially extended Christmas by one week...so you have time! LOL

  17. Lauren, If it makes you feel any better, my table looks worse then yours! UGH! what a mess! I need another week! Where did the time go? Have a most wonderful Christmas and a glass of wine! OLM

  18. Don't worry, you'll make it. I have faith!!

  19. Hi Lauren.......wrapping is hard work!
    Because of things around here this year I haven't bought the first gift but I have bought 19 gift cards!
    Just have to put them all in little tiny gift bags.
    I know you will have everything done with time to spare.
    Merry Christmas,

  20. Lauren,
    Actually, it is NOT December 20. By the time I get your blog in my email, it's a day later. So today is December 21. Somehow I don't think that makes you feel any better.

    Merry Ho-Ho!

  21. Hi Lauren, I think I have made peace with blogger! If it helps any - my dining room table looks the same altho I have cleaned it 5 times. I am behind the 8 ball when it cmes to being ready for the big day! I'm using "old age" as an excuse! Merry Christmas
    Take giood care of yourself and give the Pugs a hug and kiss for Eloise and me.

  22. Lauren,
    My mess is on my old wood ironing board... Lets just hope I don't need to iron anything ... if so I'll just have to stick it between the mattress and boxspring!
    I really don't know where the time went to this year ...
    Great duh moment ... If that was me ... I'd still be trying to figure it out ... and have everything listed on Ebay ... wool, frames, cutter ...LoL!!

    Hope you get everything done. Have a great Christmas!

  23. Every year I say the same ol thing I'm going to be done early but I'm in the same boat. I have a bench that looks like that. It all gets done somehow!
    Hope you get caught up soon. Jake looked like he had a great time and he sure is a handsome fella!
    Merry Christmas to all of you :)


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