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Who's ready for the holidays? Not me...

I must admit that I am nowhere near ready for this holiday season.  I am a perpetual procrastinator when it comes to getting ready for the holidays.  It's not that I don't enjoy them.  It's that it takes so much work to get the house decorated, make the cookies, buy the presents, wrap the presents...and then clean up from all of it come January.

I'm going to be frank.  I love the holidays, but the holidays don't always love me.  They are a stress-filled time of the year with a lot of expectations.

I would love to be the Pinterest wife and mom who has time to make and decorate those adorable sugar cookies.  Yet, I'm happy to be the person who will order my already-decorated sugar cookies from the tasty bakery in town after I burned the first two batches I tried to make myself.

I would love to have a well-coordinated and decorated Christmas tree.  Yet, I'm happy to have three homemade preschool ornaments hanging on the same branch with all of the breakable (…

If you give a mom a coffee cup

If you give a mom a coffee cup, she'll say "thank you" and immediately go to the coffee pot. 

At the coffee pot, she'll start the coffee and pour herself a cup...noticing the full cup of cold coffee that she poured herself yesterday.

She'll take the cold cup of coffee to the sink, dump it down the drain, and go to put it in the dishwasher.

She'll open the dishwasher and realize that it's full of clean dishes that need to be put away.

She'll put away all of the clean dishes and then will put in the dirty - now empty - cup of coffee from yesterday.

She'll notice that there are other dirty dishes in the sink that need to go into the dishwasher, so she'll put them all in the dishwasher.

She'll then realize that there may be other dirty dishes other places in the house and will go looking for them...finding them in bathrooms, on the coffee table, under beds, and in the sandbox outside.

While looking for dirty dishes, she'll notice that ther…