I admit it, I'm a world class procrastinator. Every time a holiday looms up on the horizon, I put off and put off preparations, until I have to rush around in a last minute scramble, and then I wind up only being half-prepared.
In fact, I never really feel that I'm "ready" for a holiday until a day or two after it's over.
This year, I promised myself, it would be different. I'd do things well ahead of time and be ready to relax and enjoy Christmas when it got here. And I really did keep pretty much to my vow. In Real Life, the house was decorated a week ahead of schedule. The baking was all done. The dinner was under control. The presents were all bought and wrapped and under the tree. I went to midnight church services on Christmas Eve without feeling frazzled.
In SL, the region's winter landscaping was all put in place three weeks before C-Day. I got a present for my partner (well, I took her shopping and let her pick out something she liked!) I had plenty of Christmas outfits ready to put on for any holiday occasion.
I was READY, baby...and on time for once! And, when Christmas Day arrived, along with family and friends, I had a good time.
So why...Why....WHY do I feel like I missed Christmas AGAIN, now that it's the Day After?
By golly, I'm going to start campaigning for holidays that last at least three days. A single day is not enough time to enjoy them.
I hope you were able to enjoy YOUR Christmas, or at least wave to it as it flew past. See you next year!