Is panic and frustration part of the holiday fun? If so, I’m in for a boring season!

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

 

Holiday image by Richard WeisserUnlike many years in the past, I started my holiday shopping and decorating early and I am essentially “done.” I did a little here and there, and now the house is ready and all I have left to do is mail out my cards which are already stamped and addressed.

But instead of feeling smug and satisfied, I’m really quite bored. It seems that not having the underlying pangs of panic takes away from some of the holiday “excitement!”

There is such a thing as being over-prepared. It’s not my nature. Back in school, so long ago, my assignments were finished minutes before they were due. I have always possessed a last-minute personality that pushed deadlines t0 the limit.

Even today, my days are prioritized by urgency, with the most pressing matters getting attention. Working under pressure makes you feel alive!

Maybe I’ll get lucky and one of the cats will knock the tree over. Now THAT would be exciting!

 

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Rainmaker
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Judy Jennings
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Richard - I always work better under pressure, except when it comes to Christmas shopping! I procrastinate on the shopping every year. I would be very happy with boring.

November 21, 2009 08:04 AM
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Dorie Dillard
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Richard,

Wow you even have your tree up?? What about the wonderful Thanksgiving decorations do you have them all down? I am not a procrastinator but the day after Thanksgiving is tree trimming day for me. When do you take your tree down? Today we have our list from our kids as what the grandchildren want and we are off to look for Razor Spark Scooters, Wii games, i-pods and phones! Wish us luck!

November 21, 2009 08:19 AM
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Kathy Knight
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Wow you are way ahead of schedule - i like boring at times - good for you Robert..

November 21, 2009 08:56 AM
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Hi Richard: Good for you.  I am waiting until after Thanksgiving to start.

:)

November 21, 2009 08:59 AM
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Richard & Carol DeGrace
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I talked to a co-worker yesrterday that was taking Black Friday off. I asked her if she was going shopping. "HECK NO!" was the answer. I told her they are doing the sales online now, and, lol, she said she doesn't shop online either ;)

November 21, 2009 09:04 AM
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Susan...

The cats periodically climb the tree in an effort to dominate the "territory!" I have two that are always sperring to be the Alpha" animal. THX>

Gary...

My wife  works in a department store. She has a word for men like you! lol and thanks.

Barbara...

I THRIVE on stress! That's why I'm a little bored! Thanks, as always for the comment.

November 21, 2009 09:18 AM
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Andrea Swiedler
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Richard, I have not even started. The past few years I have been behind in decorating, this year I am debating how much to do. I too work better under pressure.

Last year I got my tree up, looked wonderful. By the end of the first day the cats had it apart, so I had to redo the tree with bows and lights only! Oh, I feel a post coming on...

November 21, 2009 09:48 AM
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Claudette Millette
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Richard:

Up until now, I thought I was organized. I always do it the day after Thanksgiving.  You are the envy of many...

 

November 21, 2009 10:12 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Richard:  There's a reason for everything, even your seeming over-preparedness this year.  I bet you meet a set of buyers that needs your full attention from the day after Thanksgiving to the week before Christmas. 

November 21, 2009 10:13 AM
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Jody Keating
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Richard,

You are way so prepared. I still have 'Santa' shopping to do and ship everything from Texas to Arvada, Wyoming, in time for christmas, boy am I behind.

When I was younger and lived in Ireland we would go to Dublin on Christmas Eve and listen to the carol singers and the women on the streets selling wrapping paper "10 for 50"....I can still hear it. Christmas was magical then.

:) 

November 21, 2009 10:46 AM
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Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
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Richard, I have a house that needs cleaning, holiday cards need to be written out and addressed, tree needs to go up and decorated, dog needs a brushing, bird cage needs to be cleaned, car needs a wash and inside cleaning.

I'll pay for your airplane ticket!!!! :):):)

Enough excitement for ya? :)

November 21, 2009 01:24 PM
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The holidays??? How many more days do we have? Already have your cards ready? My question is -- am I even going to send cards this year!  Happy Holidays

November 21, 2009 01:29 PM
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I, too, Richard, would gladly end your boredom by having you come prep my house for the holidays. This post with fabulous photo reminds me of all I'm missing by not visiting your perfectly decorated blog more often.

November 21, 2009 04:51 PM
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Brian Burke
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LOL Richard - we know our kitten will knock our tree down! Want me to send you some cat excitement your way? :) ~Rita

November 21, 2009 05:57 PM
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William Feela
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Richard...I have done my shopping early...but I feel more n the spirit wne I shop just before the Christmas hits.

November 21, 2009 07:48 PM
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JL Boney, III
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I usually have my shopping done early, but I have yet to decorate this year. That will be a project I can tackle soon.

November 21, 2009 09:28 PM
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Richard, I'm trying to do my shopping early, but every trip out I wind up getting stuff for me!  OK, now I have to go up to the attic and look for my tree.

November 22, 2009 09:56 AM
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Just wanted to report back that we put up the tree this evening and the kitten has already tried to climb it twice! Sigh. ~Rita

November 22, 2009 07:37 PM
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Rita...

Then all is normal and right with the world ... lol and thanks

November 22, 2009 08:15 PM
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Richard - I am just starting now so I feel like I have it under control.  Pretty amazing that you have everything done prior to Thanksgiving.  However, I need some snow, cold crisp air, Christmas caroles and a tree with lights before I really get into the spirit.

November 22, 2009 09:12 PM
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