Happy Holidailies – Dec. 20, 2022

Prompt: Share your best advice for surviving the holiday season.

Although with how frazzled I am at the moment, I’m not sure it’s really working.

First of all, lists. I have a gift list I add things to throughout the year. A lot of my friends are out of the area, so I do a lot of shipping this time of year. It has a column for the person’s name, the gift, if I’ve bought it, if I’ve received it, and if I’ve sent it to the recipient. When the person is finally checked off, the gift is out of my hands. I’ll recycle the person’s name for next year and start over on December 26th.

I have a second list that are things I want to have done by what date. Gift shopping, any cards I’m sending, presents wrapped, decorations out. 

However, I feel like I’m perpetually behind, no matter how much I try.