Saturday, December 10, 2011

Procrastinator's Christmas

This post was initially titled 'A Procrastinator's Guide to Christmas.' But in keeping true with the theme of procrastination, I put off writing it so long, that it has just become a rushed jumble of my experience as an example of what not to do.

In a previous post, I mentioned this Christmas is going to be the first that our little family get to spend by ourselves...just the 3 of us. I was so excited, I started making big plans. Lyla and I would bake gingerbread and tarts, we would decorate the house beautifully, and we would get a real pine Christmas tree.

Fast forward a couple of months, and the tree is yet to arrive. Ha! I said "arrive" like we'd already ordered it. When in actual fact, we have been putting it off, become lazy or distracted, and now it's a couple of weeks before Christmas and our living room is still tree-less. Right this moment, it's slightly more than tree-less, it's a bombsite. So while the little one is still napping, I shall whip the house into tree-ready shape. Then we will set up the tree, decorate it, and stare at it in awe. The end to justify the means.

Deck the lounge with clothes and rubbish.
The "before" state of the living room.


Lani Wendt Young said...

so there i was...scrolling down so i could see the "AFTER" picture, ready to be amazed...visions of sugar plums, fairies, gingerbread houses, you name it all dancing thru my head and then BAAAAM, you have a picture of MY living room!

Welcome to the club.

President of the perpetually procrastinating Christmas Club

jo_an said...

^ lol.

I too am a bit of a procrastinator when it comes to doing stuff like putting up christmas decorations/tree.

So i guess that makes me a lifetime member as well.


lilidonna said...

Tsk tsk people... The Head Consumerist/Christmas Angel would not be proud. Off you go now to the Warehouse/Kmart to spend $80 on Christmas decorations alone, all of you!