Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It's All in the Details

I have realized that I am a Detail Person, by choice and also by necessity.  I really love making sure all the details are attended to so that our plans go off without a hitch.  Perhaps another way of stating that would be that I am a control freak, but that doesn't sound as pleasant...

Right now, as many mothers are with Christmas around the corner, I am swimming in a sea of details begging to be addressed.  As usual, I am trying to find the balance between making everything "just so", finding proper time for worship, and not losing my sanity during the most wonderful time of the year. 

This year, however, BY MY OWN CHOICE, I have thrown myself a curve ball.  Not only must I get ready for Christmas, I am also trying to get ready for a huge family trip to Florida.  Ah, details, details, details...I should be in Nirvana, right?

This is when I find the most value in list-making, especially due to the fact that my memory has suffered lately (due to too many birthdays).

So this detail person will be spending the next five days making lists and checking and re-checking them, so that no child will be left behind, or any reservation number, or any Christmas present, or any shoes, or any...

And then Monday morning I will head to the Portland airport, fly to Salt Lake City where I will meet up with the rest of my family, then we will all board the plane to Orlando.  Once I get to that point, I should be able to relax and enjoy myself, reveling in the fact that all the details will be combining to make the Happiest Christmas Ever!

4 comments:

Nancy said...

It will be an amazing trip for everyone! Moms always 'make' things look easy......except WE know all the work it involved to make it look like it was easy! Have a wonderful trip and a very Merry Christmas. Thank you taking Derek, he's sooo excited to be with your family!

laura said...

It will be SUCH a great Christmas. One to remember for sure!! Can't wait to see the photos and hear all about it!
Merry Christmas!

Kim Despain said...

Details may cause stress in the beginning of something, but they sure make things easier in the middle and end! You'll have such a fun time!

Erica said...

it will be a great moment when all of us are on the plane to florida heading off into the distance