Wednesdays with Whitney | I Hope She Accepts My Apology

I owe my sister-in-law an apology. She is someone who gets stuff done, but she is so on top her game for Christmas this year. Not only is she on top of it, she has taken it up a notch. It reminds me how far behind I am this holiday season.

To be honest, I owe a couple people an apology. I really should stop asking them, are you ready for Christmas? Because when they say, I have most of my shopping done and my house is decorated, I tell them I want to punch them in the face. But not literally (well, most people.) Why can’t I just be happy for them? I mean, I am happy for them. Yet I don’t say, “That is so awesome.”

I did a little photo session with my sister-in-law and her adorable brood last weekend. Don’t you think they are adorable?


I had asked my sister-in-law if these pictures were going to be used for her Christmas cards, when she said yes, I told her that I was going to take forever to get them to her so it would delay her getting her cards out. Obviously I was joking.

I normally have my Christmas cards ordered & addressed before Thanksgiving so they are good to go on December 1. And, we normally have our tree the day after Thanksgiving. I also have a chunk of my shopping done and I have a plan for the rest of the shopping. Ask me how much I have done right now. On second thought, don’t ask me.

Sunday, I realized I was being mean and grumpy. And, I was being a little hard on myself. I had to stop it. And, you know what? It isn’t their problem I can’t get my stuff (that isn’t the word I wanted to use) together this year. Kudos to all of you who have your stuff together. I want to say shame on me for not having together, but just like I am going to be happier and nicer to all those people who have their stuff together, I am going to be happier and nicer to myself. I would show someone else compassion, I should have a little compassion for myself. Right?

So, the reason for this long winded blog post is to say I am sorry to Kelly (and a few others I may have been a little aggressive toward this past weekend.) I think it awesome that you have it so together. I am just a little jealous. And, I have a plan now. I probably should say thank you, because you inspired me. My cards are ordered and I have a good start to my shopping (my kids thank you for that last one.)

Lots of Love,

2 thoughts on “Wednesdays with Whitney | I Hope She Accepts My Apology

  1. You are too hard on yourself. I am certain that by the time Christmas is here, you will be ready. There is no hard or set rule that you must be ready by Thanksgiving. Some people just seem to get done early. I personally like to spread the prep over the time I have. Enjoy the season. Don’t make it a chore. You deserve to have some fun.

    1. Hi Carol- I think like many I was making it a chore. That’s why I had to stop myself. I think because I normally have a plan and schedule and it wasn’t working out that way, I just was being hard on myself. But then, I stopped and realized, it will get done and I can enjoy it. Because the most important stuff will get done. I am going to enjoy it. But, thank you!

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