I finally finished an article I have been
avoiding working on for several months, so I feel a certain sense of accomplishment. These type of feats deserve a reward. My reward-of-choice for today is rum cake! So, at about 9:00 this morning, I helped myself to a large slab of alcohol imbibed goodness, ignoring the fact that I still have plenty more articles I need to work on, as well as my novel, and another (shorter) manuscript.
I have decided that, in order to survive this holiday season (and as a good rule of thumb, in general), I need to focus on what I have accomplished rather the pile of things still waiting to be done. I am much happier (and easier to live with) when I change my perspective this way. And, face it, the holidays can be a handful...a handful of relatives visiting, a handful of to-do lists, a handful of things still left to bake, or buy, or make.
We put the tree up on Thanksgiving night. (Another feat that resulted in a hearty slab of rum cake.) I baked plenty of goodies...all of which have already been devoured. We all snuggled, and watched movies, and spends days on end in sweatpants.
All in all, there is a lot to be thankful for.