After having gotten the question numerous times, I think I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. I don’t care — there will be Christmas regardless of whether I’ve washed everything, cleaned the windows, put up new curtains.
In my «old life», I always took the day off on the 23rd of December to clean and do everything else, like all the cooking. I used to be such a product of my upbringing — apparently my mother’s word was the law! All the clothes out on the balcony for airing, while I scrubbed down the walls in the closet … stuff like that.
The pickled herrings, the ham, one year I was really ambitious and made both my own mayo and mustard. I don’t even like to cook!
Still, I was way behind all the other ladies at work, who I felt were «so much better than I» (!) Today, I’m free of [most of] those feelings. It’s the night before Christmas Eve and I’m not particularly exhausted. We have the food we like, the apartment is clean and that’s pretty much it. I went to Walmart today, expecting the worst, but that was calm and cool. Lots of people, but they were moseying around slowly and seemed happy 🙂
So … to all my blogging buddies; A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!