Ho Ho Hum
Saturday Morning Holiday Scorecard:
I cracked up when I read this on Karen's blog so I had to steal her idea.
10 days before Christmas and here's where I'm at:
Christmas cards written = 0
Cookies baked = 0
Cards addressed = 0
Presents wrapped = 0
Halls decked = 1
Christmas gifts knitted = 3/5 (and I'm not doing anything ambitious)
Christmas shopping = 80% completed
And the one that scares me the most, so much so that I'm blogging instead of doing something about it:
House ready for guests = 10%
Last night I watched "It's a Wonderful Life" on TV while working on my knitting projects. This is my favorite part: We've learned that George has discovered, in a world where he never existed, his the pharmacist is an alcoholic bum, his Uncle is in the insane asylum, his mother is bitter and alone, her brother is dead but what what horrible, unspeakable fate has fallen on his wife Mary?
George: Where's Mary?
Clarence: Oh well...I can't...
George: I don't know how you know these things but tell me, where is she? If you know where she is, tell me, tell me where my wife is...
Clarence: I'm not supposed to tell!
George: Please Clarence, tell me where she is!
Clarence: You're not going to like it George...
George: Where is she?
Clarence: She's an OLD MAID. She never married.
So there you have it. I've suffered a fate equal to landing in an insane asylum or being homeless.
But, at the end of the movie, Clarence leave a note for George that says "Remember no (wo)man is a failure who has friends."
This morning I went with muggle friend, newly Juris Doctored, KG to deliver the Adopt-a-Family gifts to a single Mother with 4 kids. It was so heartwarming and a joy to see her big smile as we piled her front entry way with gifts and food. As we drove off we were both beaming with huge smiles. Suddenly, my messy house, and impossible "to do" list are no longer a big deal.