Many organizations have one big holiday party, and call it good. Not my job. We have ugly sweater days, and gift exchanges at team meetings, and department parties, and whole staff potlucks…we love the holidays. I have a holiday event with one group after work today, and one during a meeting tomorrow morning, with several more next week. It’s a lot of fun, but also a lot of juggling.
I’m taking my own advice and trying keep it simple, such as doing a lot more buy-and-bring as opposed to bake-and-bring (especially since the high-pressure assignment is still going on, so my baking time is seriously limited). For today, I added a cheesecake sampler to last night’s grocery delivery, and grabbed some paper products left over from a birthday party a few months back (I always save the extras in ziploc bags so I can use them another time). For tomorrow, I volunteered to bring the donuts, since that only requires a five minute stop on my way to work. As the holiday season ramps up, I’m going for the low-stress options.
How is your holiday calendar shaping up? How are you keeping your to do list and obligations manageable?