Well, I woke up this morning, fed the cat (because he says he’s the priority), turned on my computer, and promptly realized it was my day to blog and I had nothing written. Yikes! I got so focused on buying and wrapping holiday presents yesterday that I completely spaced.
So I thought I’d ask how everyone who celebrates Christmas is doing with their preparations? I’m somewhere in between “relax, it’s all covered” and “crikey, I’ll never make it in time.” My husband and I did a whirlwind shopping trip yesterday so that I could wrap all evening and take presents I need to mail to the post office today. You see, it’s not just Christmas for us. I have a largish family and there are TEN birthdays in December and January. The first one is our granddaughter, who turns 5 tomorrow! Happy birthday, Lauren!
I haven’t been completely buried in holiday stress, though. I have to admit we’ve been having some fun, also. This week, we went to a local park that does a Fantasy Lights Exhibit where the park is alight with creatures and packages and flowers. It’s been around for years and I’d never gone before. And it was a lot of fun!
So, thanks to our shopping trip yesterday, I’m feeling much more on track than I was. I’m 75% done shopping, 30% done wrapping, and have started my Christmas letter. I’m not going to worry about cookies this year. Since I’m in this body camp (diet and exercise program), I figured the temptation isn’t worth it.
How about you? Will the holiday arrive on time in your household?
by Laurie Ryan