Friday, November 11, 2011

~Uh Oh: Friday Already?~

You know you're really busy when you wake up and think, "Uh Oh! It's Friday already?". Seems like my customers started their Christmas shopping early this year! I'm looking at never-ending orders....lots of coffee.....and not a whole lot of sleep for the next couple of weeks. Now I'm not complaining. Orders are blessings, and I LOVE to be busy, but sometimes it comes with hurricane-force winds!! How do I keep up with it all?

1. Start the day with prayer and thanksgiving to God for all His blessings.

2. Surround myself with talented helpers.

3. I have fabulous family and friends who understand why I'm not as available during this busy season.

4. Plan healthy meals to avoid having to call Jim to pick up take-out food. This week: Meat Loaf and Mashed Potatoes, Lentil Soup, and on the stove right now: Mom's Italian Wedding Soup. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

4. I keep taking my vitamins....and praying that they work!

5. Got my flu shot AND a pneumonia shot after getting so sick last winter.

6. I've made sure I'm very stocked up on silver sheets, birthstones, charms, etc. so I don't run out mid-season.

7. I cuddle with Rosie. She is SUCH good company in the studio, makes me very happy, and calms me down whenever I feel overwhelmed.

Rosie just reminded me that Christmas is only 43 days away, and we need to get off the computer and back to the studio. Ciao....and Happy Friday~


Kat said...

Ooooo. That picture just soothes my soul. Love it.
What a blessing to have so many orders! And yet stressful too I imagine. ;)
Hang in there!

Marcie said...

How nice to get to work with Rosie in your lap!
I can't believe that some have already started their christmas shopping, I haven't even made my list yet!

Cynthia L. H. said...

Carol, I love the picture, too! ;^) I'm heading out today with camera in hand ~~ my plan is to capture some autumn shots ~~ and you've inspired me. ;^) Leaves and tea cups would be perfect for "Miss Cynthia's Spot of TranquiliTEA." ;^) (Did you see the pic I posted on my very first blog there, of a tea cup in the snow?) It's one of my favorite.

Hang in there and keep taking those vitamins. ;^)


Jen at said...

Paul's favorite soup is Italian Wedding Soup!! I need that recipe!