I think I might finally be getting into the holiday season. Up until now, I have felt...well, I haven't felt much of anything, really. It's been a hectic few weeks and with the kids getting sick last week and me desperately trying to fight off the germs that I KNOW they have passed on to me, I just haven't been in a festive mood.
And for me, that's bad. I'm usually so excited for Christmas. It's a busy, BUSY time for me. I get stressed, but if you know me, then you know stress motivates me. I work best under pressure.
But this year I don't feel that stressed...because I really haven't seemed to care if I'm behind on my long list of to-dos. So.Not.Me!
But tonight, the Schmitty household seems to be turning a corner. I seem to be winning the battle of the sickness, one child is well enough to go back to school tomorrow, one is still hacking his poor little brains out, but the coughing IS coming less frequently than this morning, and one little girl is still completely snotting all over the place, but her cough has stopped.
There just might be a light at the end of the tunnel.
That, motivated me to get busy. I just jarred up nine quarts of homemade Manhattan Clam Chowder that I simmered all day. Tomorrow I will make my tomato sauce, meatballs, and sausage. I will also try to make my homemade Manicotti. I am getting this ready for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners. I want to freeze it all ahead of time to make next week a little easier on me.
Yes, I host both nights. Approximately 15 people on each. All because I'm....well, an idiot.
I still have to bake cookies too. I have to try to squeeze a day in somewhere. My shopping was completed online this morning but I still need to wrap EVERYTHING. I have to get out my good dishes and clean them up. I have to finalize my menus and order the fish for Christmas Eve. Oh, and I have to make some stationery for my kid's teachers.....all five of them.
Yea....I'm feeling the holidays now, baby!