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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

WOYWW - 184

As you can see, my desk is a total wreck at the moment, due to trying to write Christmas cards and do the inserts at the same time, and a few other jobs too.  I won't list all that is there and just let you wander and wonder.

I am sure most of you have finished all your preparation by now and can sit back and pity me..........  did I hear hysterical laughter there?  Oh well, I was hoping that others might have been better off than me.  Anyone got any ideas on how to wrap a huge ride on tractor and trailer for our littlest granddaughter - that could be fun.

If you want to see loads of other desks, some in the same state as mine, some much tidier and interesting, just follow the link  and call in on Julia, our esteemed leader.  She will be delighted to see you.

To anyone I don't contact before the great day, have a wonderful Christmas and see you in the New Year with lots of resolutions (to write the wretched cards in March in 2013, for one).  I hope to get round as many of you as possible this week, panic permitting.  Have a great day.


Dora said...

your desk looks exactly like mine desk. haha
not enough space with all the stuff around the desk that are used. ((:
I have all the space in the beginning but later filled with stuff.....and than must I need to find stuff.
have a nice day.

Helen said...

Wonder why we all love making the cards but hate writing them....?! I must admit I don't make inserts for mine which helps. Love your blog banner though. Helen, 4

lisa said...

I think we are all in the same state of panic this week, Maggie. I am currently making and then writing the cards as I go along. I did say to a friend the other day that it might come to sending the cards out in bits and asking the recipients to put them together themselves. We thought it might start a new craze!!
Good Luck with it all.
Hugs Lisax #45

JoZart said...

Hi Maggie, I'm with you... not a thing done ... bare tree standing waiting, don't do cards but I'm starting to think about starting preparations for this one special day we spend 3, 4, or 5 months thinking about! It's always worth it in the end!
Hope you have a good one!
Lv Jo x

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHA "I am sure most of you have finished all your preparation by now and can sit back and pity me....." Pity ME! I am SO far behind...still, it's all part of the season. I NEVER feel prepared for it, put things off, then am consumed by regret...and I never learn.

Ride on tractor? Dear me. I vote for a BIG GREEN rubbish bag and an enormous bow :)



Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Marg, just been pottering about for the last couple of hours, then remembered I hadn't done Mr Linky! Well, after this year, I am most definitely getting an early start next year. I say it every year, of course, but I think I have learned my lesson now.Arm is getting there, probably mainly down to Doug supervising me to make sure I keep the splint on & don't use it. Sigh. He knows me all too well,:)Will catch up soon, I hope, Love Shaz

Caro said...

I love your busy desk with all the cards in evidence, but in answer to your question Nope I am not finished! The cards are posted except the work ones, and presents are all bought, but I still have a house to clean and tidy (a busted washing machine doesn't help), food shopping to do and LOADS of wrapping. Thanks for sharing. Caro x #46

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Great desk Maggie I'm just in the middle of tidying up mine as I have now finished all my cards apart from sharing them on my blog

jacqui x

sandee said...

Hopefully today will catch me up on all my Christmas...at least that's what I'm planning anyway, lol I love your village up on your blog header, on my video today you can see my Santa village in the background, they are so much fun to put together! waving the #92 from the hills of North Carolina :)

MiniOwner said...

Yes I'm laughing hysterically! Cards are mostly done but not the Christmas shopping. :o( We are plannign to make 5 Christmas cards on each 25th of the month during 2013. Come and join us wont you? Happy Wednesday, :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@64)

Bernice said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one who hasn't got the cards all finished - barely started to be honest!
Bernice #104

Twiglet said...

Looks like a busy desk - I am still trying to get a few Christmas gift pictures finished. x Jo

Laura said...

Hysterical laughter indeed! I think we are all behind...

okienurse said...

Great looking desk today. You are way ahead of me on holiday prep!! I had a great time on my cruise but now I am so feeling the crunch of the holiday season. I plan on getting the tree and decorations up by Friday and leaving them till...?? I hope you have your holiday plans more in control then I do! Thanks for visiting my desk and leaving such a nice comment! Have a great week! Vickie #3

Anne said...

Hi Maggie I am still making cards, decorating the house, have shopping to do and so on and so on- sigh. Happy Christmas to you and yours as well. Anne x #110

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

Love your fun desk--- just looks so familiar. :) I have no idea how to wrap a tractor ride but I know you will figure out a way.

Happy Wednesday,
Nadia (WOYWW #58)

Nan G said...

Yep exactly what my stack looks like on the other desk. LOL Haven't sent one holiday card yet. Life has a way of shutting door sometimes...so goes this year. Happy WOYWW! Nan 14

Tertia said...

Panic mode has set in over here too. So much to still do, so little time! Oh heck, I promise myself I will do better next year every year, but that never seems to happen.
Happy very belated WOYWW!
Tertia #11