I have tried to stay current with everything related to the coming barrage of holidays. There isn't anything I can do about interpersonal drama, but I can try to keep from falling behind. The last 2 years held a major family health problems, so I was overwhelmed and didn't enjoy this fabulous year-end time as I usually had. I don't want that to happen this year.
In addition to sending birthday cards out to all my music students and their family members every month, I send them and a small list of friends and family Thanksgiving, Chanukah and Christmas cards at this time of year.
November birthday cards - Done!
Chanukah cards - Done!
Thanksgiving Cards - Done!
I hope to get the Christmas cards done over Thanksgiving weekend. Then, I can relax and enjoy this most celebratory time of the year.