I am guilty of neglecting my Blog...I didn't post anything in November. Shame on me!
Is it really December already? As I am typing, the snow is falling and everything outside looks frozen. I have never been this organized on December 9th before. I have 98% of my Christmas shopping done. I knew I needed to mail gifts to Oregon and that's what made me start so early. I love ordering on-line and avoiding the crowds at the stores. Thanks to Steph who gave me their wish list, it made it so easy. My son also gave me a list of things the grand kids wanted way before Thanksgiving, so I got that out of the way. He also did shopping for me for my daughter-in-law and himself....which made it very easy. I just needed to write the check.
I never thought I would break a tradition, but I put my tree up before Thanksgiving. I quite liked doing it that way because it freed up my time the weekend after Thanksgiving. I may do this again next year. I never get tired of looking at my tree. I decorated with all my special ornaments and saved the Disney ornaments for the grand kids to hang after Thanksgiving dinner.
So, I am not feeling overwhelmed, in a rush to finish up and that's a great feeling this time of year.
I am looking forward to doing fun things before Christmas. My daughter-in-law invited me to a Christmas Play this Sunday afternoon called Junie B. Jones. It will be a girls day out. Her mom, sister, niece, her sisters mother-in-law and my grand-daughter, Abby will all be going. We will do dinner before. It will be a special time. I am also looking forward to an Ugly Sweater Party before Christmas at my cousin's house. Lots of fun things ahead. No stress!