No, the surprise is not that I'm posting on Saturday.
It is that today is August 25th.
What, you don't know what that means?
That means Christmas is exactly 4 months away. FOUR.
This is when I chide myself because for the 10th year running, I have not stuck to my master plan of slowly buying Christmas gifts throughout the year. Bwahaha! No really. I make that plan every year. and then I don't do it. ::clears throat::
Do you know how fast 4 months goes? Especially with a kid in high school? School starts this Thursday, and then it's Labor Day Weekend and then they hit the studies for real, and at first it's all deadlines and payments and getting things in order, but before you know it it's Homecoming, and the second that's over it's Halloween, and we all know Thanksgiving is just a blink of an eye from Halloween, and once Thanksgiving is over the panic sets in because I STILL haven't bought or made any Christmas presents, and though I will have vowed to cut back, there are still gifts to buy, and though I will be swearing off traditions that only stress me out, my son will look at me and say, "But it's our family tradition!" and the guilt of all motherhood will wash over me and we'll do it anyway. ::takes a deep breath::
Not to worry. I have a plan. Well, it's still formulating. But I'm getting there. I AM going to make some gifts, because I AM going to stick to a budget, and if they come out like I hope, I might even give one away on this blog, which means you might have one less gift to buy, too!
Okay, so I was trying to be a little real and a little funny/sarcastic/crazy up there. But it's all true. Especially that last part. You just wait and see.
So, now that I've added that stressful thought to your weekend, onward with you! Go enjoy this weekend. Hug your family, smile a lot, laugh a ton, and be grateful for today. Be present in today. The tomorrows come way too fast sometimes.