Saturday, December 17, 2011


The kid's home for semester break.  I have a ton of baking to do.  Christmas is :gasp: eight days away.  I haven't started wrapping.  I've only just finished shopping.  (Well, present shopping - I still have to get most of the stuff for Christmas dinner.)  I totally forgot about the blanket I was crocheting that I told myself I'd have in my sister's hands by her birthday - in October.  My TBR pile has books in it from like February.  I'm about 5K words behind on my novel - not counting today.  The house is a mess.  I don't even want to think about the leaves I never raked...  OMG, I forgot to get my mother-in-law a gift and it's too late to ship anything to FL.


So, as you can see, I'm scattered.  The holidays and end of the year totally snuck* up on me.  I think it's because I was stalling on doing some things until after Daughter came home, and didn't consider how late in the month she'd actually be here.  It threw off my whole schedule.  At least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

What's got you scattered right now?

*the squiggly line is telling me 'snuck' isn't a word.  Well, if that's not a word, what's the past tense of sneak?  Sneaked?   


  1. I think it's just a busy time of year! Good luck with squeezing it all in.

  2. Aww, Im sorry! We're pretty busy here too. I'm having a little "party" tonight and then I have brunch tomorrow with The Evil One, then I leave for VA at 6am Monday! Ahhhh!

  3. Okay - shouldn't your husband have reminded you about his mother's gift? Shouldn't he have gotten it? Put the blame on him. Tell her it's her son's fault!

    I'm glad I don't have people over for the holidays. Just the kids, but they don't count. I don't have to clean for them!

    I was scattered until I got the shopping done today. It'll probably be another day or so until I'll feel the pressure to wrap those presents. Then I'll be scattered once again. Heavy sigh!

  4. Both sneaked and snuck are correct, but "they" all decided sneaked is better and snuck has been banished. I had a friend battle an editor over it.

    I'm exactly where you are - but, hey, we can do it!

  5. Small son announced in Target this evening "Mommy, I actually just pooped my pants."

    So, rotavirus has me a little scattered right now.