The Christmas To-Do List vs. The Plague

by Ginger on December 12, 2011

in Day in the Life

The problem with getting sick two weeks before Christmas is that the to-do list still stares you down even as you’re hacking up a lung.

So everything becomes a choice:

Sleep or get the Christmas tree (if not, it’ll have to wait another week)? Rest or decorate the Christmas tree? Keep your germ addled self home or finish the last of the Christmas shopping for the gifts that HAVE to ship this week? (sorry other shoppers. I tried to not breath on anything or touch what I wasn’t buying). Wrap said gifts or nap? Finish Christmas cards or lay on the couch coughing so hard you won’t need an ab workout all week?

I mean, all things being equal, I’d rather be sick two weeks before Christmas than ON Christmas (we’ve done that before. It’s miserable). And it does serve to really focus your attention on the things that NEED to get done in the holiday craziness. But sadly, that NEED list does exist, and there’s a timeline on everything on them, so you figure out what can wait until you feel more human, and what can’t. Christmas cards? Can wait. Gifts that have to ship this week? Can’t.

What was I saying about being a grownup again?

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks December 12, 2011 at 11:45 am

You poor thing. Being sick at this time of year really sucks the festive spirits right out of ya! If I were in your shoes, I’m pretty sure I would’ve skipped the stores and done all my shopping online. For whatever gifts I couldn’t get online, I’m pretty sure a Harry and David box of fruit would be the perfect substitute! You’re a trooper for hitting the stores!

Reading (and chickens) December 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Oh, I feel you. This was me the last two weeks. I hope you get better SOON.

Mama Durso December 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm

I feel this way even though I’m not sick. You’re certainly a trooper for tackling your Christmas To Do’s anyway!

Elizabeth December 12, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Go away plague! I’m sorry you’re sick, and I hope it passes quickly.

emily @ the happy home December 13, 2011 at 2:59 pm

oh noooooooooooo. i’m so sorry. this is the WORST timing for lung-hacking. i hope you do get some rest!

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