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A Gear Called Overdrive

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Too Late For That! Maybe next year I’ll read the multi-part series that promises sanity.

It’s time. I can’t put it off one more minute (but I am by blogging). I MUST finish what I started. Company is coming, the turkey has to go in the oven, and that kitchen is not going to clean itself up. It’s time for OVERDRIVE!

My dear friends, I must tear myself away from the computer, pull out the cooking and cleaning supplies, and get to it. I HATE this feeling. I HATE that I procrastinate. I do it all the time, and it causes me so much stress and negativity. I’m not a negative person. I don’t need the stress.

If only I had used the tips for a Stress Free Christmas!

If only I had used the tips for a Stress Free Christmas!

“It’ll all get done,” are words that fall from my lips far too often. The thing is, it does. Mostly. But it doesn’t get done with the same quality that I might prefer. Take my health. Sure, I’ll lose the weight. Someday. Surely it won’t be today with the menu I have planned, unless I forego everything but the green beans. And exercise? It’ll happen. Eventually. Sheesh.

I can’t spend too much time mentally beating myself up. It interferes with overdrive mode. Positive self talk is far more effective. Now I’m off to do all that must me done. Merry Christmas all! And may you have a happy, healthful, peaceful, and restful celebration.

Author: BulgingButtons

I'm a middle aged woman doing the things that middle aged women do and trying not to beat myself up. I'm living the life I choose with the man I love, the teenage son who impresses me all the time, and the most adorable pup ever rescued from the euthanasia list. We live in the heat of the Southwest, where I regularly sweat through my Lane Bryant bras.

17 thoughts on “A Gear Called Overdrive

  1. I’d like to tell you that you’re not alone in this. Hope your Christmas was lovely. 😛

  2. Merry Christmas! I wish I could have been blogging on Christmas day! Love it. x

  3. Thank you very much for following the blog, I really look forward to reading your posts and happy new year 2014. Gede Prama 🙂

  4. I hope you survived alright!!!!

  5. BB-Dahling!

    This is very funny and so real, my sis. Many, many people have this problem. I did. Some years ago, I simply stopped buying into X-mas and all of its trappings. Don’t get me wrong, I love the season now (after a youth spent in turmoil over X-mas, which I recently wrote about on my blog), but I decided to stop celebrating it with gifts, food, and parties. In other words, I do nothing (or very little now). And, I have to say that I’m much, much happier now that I do very little for X-mas.

    Aside from a small gift for my hubby and daughter each, a fake tree, some X-mas music, and sending out about 20 X-mas cards, I simply don’t get frazzled about it. And, I pointedly refuse to entertain during the season. I am much happier now.

    So, here is what I’ve learned: it doesn’t matter if your house is dirty, your friends will still love you. It doesn’t matter if the turkey burns, you can all schlep it out to a restaurant. It doesn’t matter if no one likes the present you bought. They can deal with it or go outside and cry in the yard.

    What matter is your sanity, your peace, your ability to rest and pull back. Let the season take on its own cadence while you sit with your feet up and a hot buttered rum clasped in your slightly tipsy hand. Be an idiot for X-mas. We will all still adore you. Always. XOXO

    • You are so wise and awesome Lizzy. Happy New Year hugs to you. xoxo

      • hahahaa…no, I think it’s merely laziness, but thank you for the props, my sweet friend. You should just come to my house for next Christmas. I won’t let you raise a finger. Well, except to shovel more food in your face. hahahahah! Love you oodles, BB. And, Happy New Year!

  6. I know what you mean by overdrive – I have been in that gear since early October. Looking to relax more in 2014. I too will be losing that weight – but not today 😉 Happy Happy Twenty Fourteen.

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