To varying degrees, some stuff can wait. I mean, is it really going to walk off? I am fairly certain that is "no." However, I have tons of laundry to do, clean the kitchen - it really needs it, clear out the clutter, and get rid of the paper clutter that has accumulated.
I am more disturbed by the other plans that actually meant something to me to get done. For instance, I was going to cook my own Thanksgiving dinner. I went to another person's house for Thanksgiving this year. It just was not a Thanksgiving dinner that I am used to having.
Last year, Thanksgiving was spent with just the dogs. I was in the kitchen cooking my own little heart out and when it was all said and done, I was truly fat and happy. I was thankful to have the time alone as well as feeling that the dinner was a tribute to my mother. Had she been here, I think she would have been shocked not to have been in the kitchen doing any of that cooking. (Actually, a few years before she passed away, I did cook for her and I know she appreciated it.)
Anyway, since I went off course there, I had planned on preparing a turkey breast with all of the trimmings today. Unfortunately, there were no fresh turkey breasts to be had - only frozen. In order to defrost, I would have to let the turkey breast sit in the refrigerator for 2 days. Yeah - I do not see that happening.
It really bummed me out! I had all of these plans and *poof*, all up in smoke.
Maybe that is something I can do for next Sunday. The bonus there is that I can eat leftovers all the next week which is a money saver and a blessing for me.
After my experience with Thanksgiving this year, I think I will make it a point to just stay home and enjoy the holiday with the dogs. No matter how exhausting both of them can make me, I am terribly thankful to have them in my life. They are a reality check when I feel down - sure I had a bad day, but you know what, they don't know and they are damned happy to see me.
As for Christmas, I am still pondering what to do there. I have a real urge to stay home. The only thing I truly want for Christmas is just peace and quiet. I do not need drama or what have you from someone else's home. Also, I would love the time to reflect and think about what I want to achieve for the upcoming new year.
The downside is that I need to get gifts over to those who gave me presents the past couple of years. I feel badly because I do not know what to get for them and honestly, I am not part of their lives. However, I feel an obligation to get them something in a way of saying "Thank You." I do not expect anything from them and they should not feel that they need to get me anything. I simply want to give this one last gift, then be done with it. After that, spend that $15-$30 on someone else.
encouragement is important.