Every December starts out the same way—Christmas already? I feel overwhelmed, I panic.
Yesterday more than ever. I had dinner guests due to arrive at 6:30, with everything well planned I felt confident I could even take a short nap before starting some serious cooking. Imagine my panic when, at about 1:30, I received an emergency message for the HOA. A main water pipe broke and water had to be turned off for a few hours. What? You can’t do that. What about my dinner? My first impulse was to get on the phone and—well—scream. That’s why I have a sign over the desk that says WAIT.
After consulting with myself I decide perhaps this would be a good time for a nap. Wise decision. By the time I was up and around, all relaxed and full of energy, the water was back. What can I say? The dinner was a great success. And with 48 hours left, Christmas doesn’t feel so labor intense any more.
So without hesitation I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a successful new year.