At some point every December, the Christmas Craziness kicks in. The Christmas Craziness is the part where it stops being fun and you start getting annoyed and overwhelmed at all the things you "have" to do. This year, I decided I'd just start doing stuff earlier. The music, the "baking" (we've been over how I just melt chocolate and pour it on things since I can't cook), the Christmas movies - just enjoy it all month long instead of "saving" things for later, when life just gets busier as the month goes on. Tuesday night I was making batch of Carrie's peppermint bark, dipping Oreos in chocolate and sprinkles ("baking"), and trying to figure out how on earth to make an apple crisp (ie - make a dent in the 1/2 a bushel of apples Jared brought home - follow me on Twitter if you want to try and keep up with the random madness like 75 apples in my house). It didn't take me too long to reach my usual level of annoyance when trying to do 5 different things at once (this is why the Christmas Craziness happens). I had Charlie Brown Christmas on in the living room, and I overheard the speech Linus gives that ends with "That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."
Nothing like a little perspective, right? Even if does come from a cartoon character. Take it where you can get it, take a deep breath, and try and remember what Christmas is really about - because it's not the craziness.