The Turkey Has Landed!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I will probably regret that title some day, but it sounded catchy! So many things going on in my head right now, and its not going to let up for a month! Vitamins, Sleep Challenge, C25K, Run From the Cops, Cheer, Ice Skating Party, Birthday Shopping, Xmas Shopping, Unwelcome Houseguests, Panic Attacks- Fear of People and of Economic Insecurity will haunt me. Yes its the Holiday season again.
Iv been taking my vitamins due to finding out I had too low iron to be able to donate whole blood for the Blood Drive. Been feeling better, I must say. Its a good thing too, because as soon as the Turkey is in plastic bags in the refrigerator its on. I dont not participate in the Black Friday nonsense. Theres nothing I really want that badly. Most of my shopping is for my daughter, and I cant see knocking myself our for maybe bargains of the things she wants. There will be sales, nuf said. But here birthday is 2 weeks before Christmas, which is why its all about her.
This weekend a cheer competition on Sunday, and I think she is dancing with her group on Saturday. I need to find out what time, because I want to do the 'Run From the Cops'. Oh wait, my husband has to work I just found out last night. So scratch that run. Ok, well theres the 12K of Xmas, but the entrance fee is a bit pricey.
Speaking of pricey, I just booked a Birthday Party at the Ice Skating Rink, and I started to panic because its a party for 12 and my daughter is giving 18 invites. Now every year this happens, I freak out, afraid we will go over the limit, I have her invite conservatively-and half the people cant make it because its 2 weeks before Xmas and people have plans already. But I'm freaking out-what if everyone comes-its going to cost a fortune!
For the past month she was going to just have the party at the house and sleepover, but my husbands little brother is now staying with us. Also what will they do for entertainment? Our house is so small! So I asked her over Thanksgiving if she wanted to do her party at a place and she said yeah, Ice Skating. So it looked affordable, basically the same as anything else out there. So I said ok. Now I'm stressed. However, its the stress of a) figuring out how to make a fun party at home for a dozen 10/11 year old girls or b) the stress of paying for it elsewhere? Six of one, ect. When would I find the time anyhow, to shop for decorations, figure out games? What if it rains, then we are all crammed in our tiny house? We have a busy weekend this week and I work full time. So its pay. And 2 or 3 will spend the night too, but at least that's manageable. (oh yeah and no refunds on that party either, im committed-i think THATS what is freaking me out)
After all that, we will invite family over the following week Sunday for a little get together, and then somewhere after THAT I will do what ever Xmas shopping I can manage, get for her, my husband and whoever else I can fit in by 12/24. And that's how I do it, when I run out of time, I'm done.
Through all this though, I'm carrying on with my C25K, and its getting a bit easier. I need to find SOME 5K to make it to this month to stay on track with my goal of a 5er a month for the next year. January is the Color Run, and I am totally doing that. And I am on Week 4 of the Sleep Challenge, and it has helped alot. Iv gotten better habits, and am sleeping better. Except last night-went to bed worrying about the cost of the party and work up at 4am and it popped right back in my head again! At least I was able to get back to sleep.
Wish me luck dear Sparkers-I'm going to need it!