Six Days Until Christmas

Do not attempt to adjust your monitor.  My photo was blurry so I added the painting effect using Paint Shop Pro . 

Still shopping, wrapping, working, writing Christmas cards (take a breath), and not yet baking with only six days until Christmas.  Somewhere along the way, I misplaced my plan to be "more prepared than ever this year" for the holidays and I can't seem to find it.

If you're in the throes of holiday preparations, I hope you're having a productive weekend.  And to those who are done with everything they needed to do, savor the fruits of your labor.


  1. So beautiful. I love the colors!
    I hope that you are having a fun and festive weekend.

  2. I'm still chasing my tail just as you are but I'm not going to worry about it. I made sure the most important part for my husband was done....Christmas cookies!

  3. I like the oil painting effect! Pretty colors. I just decided to do less (Christmas cards NEXT year) and enjoy more.
    Mary Ann

  4. I'm with you on this subject! I just completed an all weekend of wrapping and loading boxes to send to for being more prepared before, I thought I was doing it, but the holiday sure crept up on me! I love your picture.... soft dissolve...LOL.. heard that in a movie once! I like the effect a lot though! I think things can look like that with a few glasses of champagne!

  5. Excellent way to make use of a blurry photo! And I still can't wrap my head around Christmas shopping!

  6. ..but just think - after tomorrow the daylight hours will be getting incrementally longer and somehow that is a really good thing right before Christmas! We all need it to feel energized by that lengthening sun.
    Happy Holidays to you and your family

  7. Oh I am so very very far behind - I certainly shouldn't be doing this but I love seeing everyone at the holidays - and as we all know, it's so very addictive. So I'll be very busy tomorrow!!

  8. Deborah, gorgeous color palette you have chosen!. I am relaxing more about it all this year!

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  9. Wishing you a merry holiday season. I love the effect of the picture. There is a solution to a blurry problem....great thinking!
    La Maison Fou

  10. Just gorgeous Deborah! Like you I'm in total disarray as well, I'll use the new bathroom rush as my alibi. Thank you for all your delightful posts this year, what a treat they have been. Warm wishes for a very Merry Christmas, have a truly wonderful day tomorrow.
    Millie xx

  11. hello deborah! let me know if you find those plans.....mine my be with it....sigh.......
    the adverts mentioning "last minute gifts" make me crazy, have not even started the primary gifts.....where does time go?!

    have a wonderful christmas dearest deborah!


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