There is ALWAYS a time crunch for the holidays at our house. It just doesn't matter when I start there is always 1 million things on my to-do list at the 11th hour. The hubby would tell you that the to-do list would be zero, if I would quit writing things down. ha-ha I am a visual person and before I host an event I attend it in my mind and as I do so I write down what I have "to-do" to accomplish my vision. I hope that's not too weird but nevertheless, it's how I operate.