Thursday, 10 December 2009

Now Dash away, Dash away...

How come, when I go Christmas shopping, I see about 8 kerjillion things that I would LOVE to be given and absolutely nothing that would make a great gift for someone I love?


How come, when I make cards until the cows come home, I can't get them to the Post Office without major memory effort - I put them on the hall 'table' and walk past them for about 3 days.


How come, even though I've now managed to make dozens of mini mince pies, there are only about a dozen left?


How come the invitations I was going to include with some Christmas cards haven't been made?


And how come, now it's realistically too late to start anything, I've had some fabulous ideas for hand made presents?


The answer is I dunno but it's not fair, I'm lazy, apparently very hungry (hmm, see Mr Dunnit I think) and unable to look past the next job to anticipate the fun I will be having in Christmas week when all of this is finished, done or too late! Join me - if you need to vent a little stress, you can....right here. It makes us all feel better. And as I've started it, whinge all you like, this blog as you know was built on a whinge! And if Linda posts that she did all her Christmas shopping today in one fell swoop...join me then too as I 'alter' a barbie doll into a resemblance of her with all Tim's products. And then stick pins in its butt. It's the time of year - man I am overflowing with goodwill!

16 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

How come ... I CAN DO ALL MY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN ONE SHOP ... I did it and ouch!!!!

I say I did it ... still got some special pressies for the kiddies to buy ... and there is five of them between us ... but I am still feeling rather smug ... OUCH OUCH!

Sally said...

LOL - I know just how you feel - Christmas Spirit does not reside here at the mo either! No time to do anything!!

LadyBug said...

No stress here Darrrling! Nothing has been done! but it will happen when it happens! and if I forget something well..... who cares? not me :) I intend to have a stress free chrimbo (my trip up north will be stressful enough no doubt!)

Beth Norman said...

I still haven't made any Christmas cards. Ugh! Ended up buying some but still haven't addressed them. Your reindeer card is very nice. I like the CB background.

Milliesmarvels said...

I do not feel Christmassy yet either. Maybe when I finish work...I received your hearts yesterday, Thank you so much for sending them, they are fab and I have plans to alter them on Saturday when I will have some time to play. Thanks again :-)
Jane
x

Jennie said...

lol, love reading your posts make me laugh, and err no shopping done here, 2 cards made and they are samples so I can see what I am making! lol and err it is less than 2 weeks... do you think people would like New Year cards? lol

Pam said...

I must admit I have done most of my shopping, just got to go into the swindon outlet today to finish off the the last few bits (I hope). I'm not going to have a whinge today as I think I done enough on the last post!!

Hugs Pam x

Anonymous said...

The trouble with being too organised is stuff bought in September is hidden in a safe place never to be found till after Christmas.
I find the more time I have the less organised I am. When I worked full time i started making my Christmas cards in Feb, but now I am retired it seems a last minute rush.
They say if you want anything done ask a busy person!! LN

CoventryAnn said...

It's just sods law i'm afraid!!

Angie said...

LOL .. JD I have to shrug shoulders at every one of your questions as I dunno either..... and stick a pin in for me too lol.
How come I thought I was organized ...and now I'm not? How come I started to make cards and then my Mojo disappeared into thin air? I am hoping DD makes enough that I can pinch a few and I am actually contemplating BUYING the special cards ...was that a shudder I felt?
I so wish I could be as laid back as Paige ....she has the right attitude but I always worry I have forgotten something ....stupid thing is that I'm away over Xmas and it is DD that is holding Xmas at my home for friends and Vicki's Family ....but I need to make sure they wont run out of anything basic ....like loo paper and we have to marzipan and ice the cake and .............. lol

Elaine A said...

How come I can plan for a year the exact Christmas card I am going to make and then start them late and decide to do a really detailed card instead? And I have to do 65 of them! Why, why, why do I do this to myself?! And I have not gotten one gift - whether I planned to purchase or make. This year I am so very behind that I can actually see my butt! Well its very large and hard to miss on a normal day - LOL!!!

Elaine Allen

Lyn said...

Christmas is bad enough for me at the best of times, but this year DD is 21 on Monday and I'm still not ready for that either!!!

Just shoot me now.....

Kay said...

Oh I hear you! I have made one (count them, a whole single one) christmas card and I don't have the time or the energy to make any others so shop cards it is! Work is awful, boss is a nightmare and GHDs are hair straighteners by the way. As the song goes Merry Christmas me a***

Charlie said...

Thanks for making me laugh. I'm with you when it comes to "too many ideas not enough time..".

Carmen said...

Sod the pins, I've a few very large rusty nails you can hammer in for me here :D

I'm with Kay I made ONE solitary card this year and was so proud of it I forgot to take a piccy before I sent it off but can now smugly by the rest guilt free :D

I'm also with you on the pressie ideas thing but have started frantically scribbling them down (before I forget again) And am starting in January next year and nearly everyone is getting handmade - I've told them all to start practising their false thank you smiles already ;)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

If I had been feeling stressed before reading this would definitely cheer me up - you always bring a smile to my face :)
Anne x