Have you noticed how the rush of the season is interfering a little with journaling? Getting home late from shopping or visiting and all you want to do is crash into bed. Exhaustion seems to be the normal state for this time of year, and on top of that there is still so much to do!
Now wait a minute, take a deep breath and lets look at this. Do you really need, and the key word here is need, 27 different kinds of cookies? Wouldn't everyone be just as happy with 1 or 2 of their favorites? So your house isn't a Martha Stewart perfect Christmas picture, look what Mary did with just a stable. If you let go of the "Perfect Christmas" idea you just might have the time you need to record in your journal those perfect moments that happen when you are not looking. Maybe for once the TV is correct in the commercials that say "make memories not garbage". Maybe someone you know just needs a little help, maybe all they need is a book from the library and you were going there anyway.
So instead of exhausted, let's get excited. Instead of wishing it were over let keep Christmas going all year long.