Sunday Confessional 12/13/2009

Heather says:

I have a bad habit of overestimating my ability to accomplish tasks. Right now I’m swimming in a sea of deadlines, both of my own creation and those provided by others. It’s reached a point where I’m nearly paralyzed by how much needs to be done. So, rather than digging in and attacking the mountain, I took two days off and did as little as possible.

Sometimes we have to cut ourselves a little slack and that’s why I host the Sunday confessional. I never want anyone to quit aspiring to be a better person, but I want readers of this site to embrace their human nature. We screw up, we make fools of ourselves, and that’s ok, it’s just another part of life.

So my confession this week?

Sometimes letting the other adult in the house know they are in charge, swiping the kids’ bubble bath, procuring a glass of wine, and escaping into a novel and then a nap is a perfectly acceptable avoidance technique.

We’re smack in the middle of the holiday season, happy Chanukah!

So, how you doin? /JoeyTribbiani



10 Comments

  1. Becky on December 21, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    wow – I am so with you on this! I generally make my to-do list, realize there is no way for me to do all that, and then promptly go into hiding until at least half of it is overdue.

  2. jamie on December 15, 2009 at 4:14 am

    I'm new to reading your blog, so I wanted to say 'hello.' Also, thank you and I totally agree! It's comforting to hear other people feeling the same way!

  3. Tinkerschnitzel on December 14, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    I did what comes out to a full week of spring cleaning on Saturday to have my house ready for a party I hosted, plus bake a lot of goodies. I'm not cleaning this week. I'll finish wrapping the last of the gifts and take care of the things for my son's class party, but I'm going to relax and let everyone else take care of house work whether anyone wants me to or not.

  4. Alice Dick on December 14, 2009 at 2:29 am

    This weekend I wanted to: make Christmas cookies for 25 people, get my tree put up, and finish my Christmas cards.

    I got the cookies done and that was it. Exhausting.

  5. Stacy on December 14, 2009 at 2:20 am

    This time of year is busy as a teacher and I never manage to do Christmas stuff beforehand…lame. Anyway, as usual, I am letting go of things because I just don't have time for them. Every year I feel disappointed by that because I love Christmas. One thing I'd like to do but don't usually manage is to attend some kind of formal event for Christmas–a concert, pageant, etc. I'm not Catholic, but I sometimes envy the more liturgical churches because they do that kind of thing so well.

    • KellyH on December 14, 2009 at 12:59 pm

      Oh man, I hear ya. I teach at a university and this past week was finals, so my schedule was weird. I happened to be home a lot, and my husband had two snow days (he's a teacher, too), so we finally put up our tree! We didn't clean the house even though it REALLY needs it, but at least our tree is up. 🙂

    • Tinkerschnitzel on December 14, 2009 at 7:44 pm

      Stacy, most Presbyterian churches usually have a Candlelight Service either the Sunday before Christmas or Christmas Eve. They allow you to relax and reenergize yourself for the few days of craziness that are left before Christmas.

      • Stacy on December 14, 2009 at 11:53 pm

        Thanks, I'll look into that! I just want an easy, peaceful way to absorb the holidays and to participate in something meaningful to them as well.

  6. Sandy on December 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I get the same way every year but every year Christmas comes if I am ready or not. But, do I remember next year and not stress? No way. I am close to full melt down mode right now (work, classes, house, cards, decorating, wrapping and maintaining sanity). I may not get to the last one this year.

  7. Laura on December 13, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    I feel exactly the same! Need a new system and the ability to say no no no!

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