It had seemed for the longest time that Christmas still a long enough way away. Not so much any more.
Monday heralds the beginning of December and therefore the beginning of the craziness. We have finished our shopping for the immediate family, and, up until this morning, we had also finished the extended family. I just found out that two additional family members will be joining us for Christmas dinner.
My to-do list for the next 26 days includes:
Buy gifts for 4 teachers.
Buy a gift for one additional family member.
Finish crocheting the sleeves for the last shrug. (because I am a crazy person who buys big dresses for her kids that she has to adjust and come with short sleeved shrugs that I have to create sleeves for)
Take a Christmas picture of the kids for our cards.
Write and send Christmas cards.
Buy our tree.
How is your list looking these days? Time is ticking.
My lovely husband and I went Christmas shopping for the girls this morning. We’re almost done everything. We still need to buy our tree in December, decorate, handle Christmas cards, and Santa pictures, but gift wise we’re in the final stretch.
This year we’re giving charitable donations to the extended family. Has anyone else had any experience with this?
Theave been living in a state of constant disarray lately because we have been organizing the storage room in the basement, and tearing up old (moldy) carpet to build a playroom in the basement for the kids.
During this time, Ally and Kira had their birthday parties, we received a pool (which now has another hole in it), a play set (which had to be constructed), our dryer broke, and the bathroom faucets needed repair and finishing.
The playroom is now finished (barring one light fixture) and our house is chaotically messy. It’s going to be a week long process to try to tidy this nonsense.
And hang every load of laundry on the line to dry…