Someone told be the other day how many shopping days were left until Christmas and I nearly fell over. How did this happen? Where was I? I hate when holiday hell just sneaks up on you like that. I need time to get my brain ready long before I can think of actually making plans and shopping for the season. On top of all that, this year we are now new owners of a bed and breakfast. Can you say mental break down?
I decided to put a few things into perspective when it comes to this year’s holiday festivities…
How to Destress Your Holidays
Lower Your Expectations
Not everything will be perfect, not everyone will be happy, the turkey may be a little dry and I can’t control ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING! But we will all be together, we have food to eat and a roof over our heads. (And Mommy will always have a full bottle of vodka in the cupboard.)
Ask For Help
I have always been of the mind that, “If you want something done right you have to do it yourself.” Since having baby #4 and deciding to move, I am now of the mind, “Who cares if it’s right, let someone else do it.” Haven’t you heard? Pot-Luck is making a come back. It is now very chic to ask your guests to bring a yummy dish to the party…And those who bring booze are welcome to spend the night.
It can increase anxiety symptoms.- HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! We all know this will never happen..NEXT…
Unless Aunt Ruby’s antique manger set is on fire, there is no rush. Leave lots of time in between parties and events so you can enjoy the process. I am really going to try and enjoy every little moment this season…even if it kills me!
No matter how simple, giving something you have to someone who needs it will always make you feel better. There is truly no greater gift…Unless the someone who has is giving you (the someone who needs) a pair of Jimmy Choo crushed patent platform caged sandals….
Pick Your Holiday Punch
- 1 750- ml bottle Hpnotiq liqueur
- 1 750- ml bottle Vodka
- 1 can frozen lemonade
- 3 Fresh oranges for garnish 2 liters club soda
Combine Hpnotiq, vodka, lemonade in a large pitcher and leave in fridge until just before guests arrive. Serve in a martini glass with or without ice. Top with a splash of soda and garnish with a thin orange wheel. You can also rim the glass with powdered icing sugar for a fab holiday look…Cheers