Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Note to Self

Dear Me,

It's that time of year again.  Time to buy the turkey.  And you know what that means.

The expectations are rising.

I want you to remember one thing.  They are YOUR expectations.  Yours and no one else's.

You might forget the rolls.  But probably not.

You might not find the perfect gift for Lee.  He wants NOTHING.

You might not get all the baking done that you have committed to, and you may just have to buy some cookies at some point.  The bakery makes good ones.

You might not get all the photo gifts made, and you might not even finish Bethany's quilt.  No one is expecting them.

You might not finish the DVD project for Bethany's play to get it to the kids before Christmas.  No one gave you a deadline.  This is a volunteer project.

This year for the holidays?  You are fired from being Wonder Woman.


Stay sane and enjoy yourself!

Tracy P.

P.S. If you are reading this and the shoe fits, wear it!


Melissa Mae said...

I'm wearin' it, friend, I'm wearin' it..... thank you for the encouragement that you didn't know I needed.

Skeller said...

perfect reminders. and a cute picture to top it all off :-)

Anonymous said...

Tracy, what makes you (and all the others here) "wonder women" is the fact that whatever you do is done out of love for your family and friends. "...and the greatest of these is love."


Tracy P. said...

You are welcome, Melissa, I am sure! The idea must have come from somewhere else. ;-) Thanks, Susan, and Carla, bless you!

MaryD said...

Your brother made me read this blog. :)

MaryD said...

p.s. your hair is very pretty in the photo, too.

p.p.s. "not dealing with the subject matter. " "denial."

Tracy P. said...

Too funny, Mary! (And DAVE!)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love this! Love, love, love! blessings, marlene