Monday, November 24, 2008

Tis the Season

How is it that the Christmas season hasn't even technically started yet and already I feel a bit frazzled and overwhelmed by it all? On one hand I feel very on top of things but then I remember I'm working on a shorter time frame than usual and I start to panic.
In case you've been living in a cave the past few weeks and somehow managed to avoid the news that I'm having my tonsils out tomorrow, let me fill you in.


And from what I hear its going to hurt. BAD. So that is going to take a chunk of time out of my festivity preperations. And then Ryan and I are supposed to be (wonderfully, gloriously) taking a trip to Tampa for a conference. I don't really know (or care) what the conference is about just that its far away. And I won't have to cook. (Thank you, thank you in advance Honey and Ozzie). And two days after we arrive home from the respite we need to be packed and ready to head to Columbus for a OUR FAMILY Christmas. So in essence I only have until December 14th to get myself ready for the holidays.

But wait, there is more. While I'm happy at the chunk of Christmas shopping I've already managed and that I've gotten my Christmas cards ordered there is still SO much to do. Like plan my 30th birthday party. That's right. You heard me, I'm throwing myself a 30th birthday party. Its on December 12th. And YOU should come. And my dear Troy is having a baby and I haven't done nearly enough for her yet. But I shall. And I need to start thinking on Ainsley's 3rd birthday. Oh, and I'm hosting a cookie exchange here for my fellow MOMS.

So, I need to get off my rump and get busy. But I'll leave you with a smile from my Christmas card photo reject pile:


ckuretich said...

YOU, my dear, are doing WAY TOO MUCH!!!!! especially since you are having your tonsils out?? (and yes I'm in the group that had no idea you were having your tonsils out. so you can say it to me a few more times.)

You need a plan! If there's anything I can do to help you with that plan, let me know. I'm feeling very organized these days so I feel prepared to help other people. what a crock!!!! the second I say that my life will blow up. please God no.

anyhooozers I think you should send that Christmas card picture to me. seriously. that is brilliant. I love how Ainsley's like "whatever, boys" and Jake is trying to avoid getting smacked by Reid's wailing...oh classic.

Natalie said...

Lacey you should use that picture for your Christmas card, that is too funny. Let em watch the kiddos one night so you can get some stuff done, seriously.

David and Red said...

This had me laughing so hard (on the inside - David is sleeping beside me and I'm trying to be a good wife) but dang! You are too funny. I think it was the fonts changes that really got me.

I have 2 words: online shopping. Yup, do it online and save yourself sometime. Better yet, do it on Ryan's laptop while snuggling in bed (you know when you feel better, but you don't want to let on yet so you can savor a few precious moments (read: days!! =0) without responsibilities... *wink, wink*)

I know it's alot, but if anyone can do it, it's Super Lacey. So get on it girl!

And why reject that picture? Why not let folks know what a real Army wife deals with most of the time - maybe you'll get more offers for help when he leaves the next time! =0)

I love you and am praying for your surgery & recovery!!

Amber J said...

Lacey -let me know how your surgery goes :( and I have to agree with your SHOULD use this one for your Christmas card...I think its hysterical and totally true to life! WAIT...we are 30? Oh crap.