Things are finally starting to fall into place. Good thing since I don’t have any more days off until Christmas Day!
I finished the majority of my shopping in a three hour spree today! My Mom tagged along, so I was not able to get her gift. I was kind of looking forward to shopping solo, but she had a couple things to get, and it was silly for us to go separately! I thought maybe she would slow me down, but I did pretty well! Luckily three of the stores that Tara wanted gifts from are almost right next to each other in the mall! I did not have to travel far! I still have one more family member to buy for, and if all else fails, cash will work!
Until a couple hours ago (just on Dec 20th), I had no idea what we were doing for Christmas Eve. It has been tradition since we returned from Florida for us to get together with my sister and her family (niece, nephew, spouses and great nephews). If you read my blog, you may know that there has been some family tension this year. So we were unsure as to what decisions had been made. I was not offering to host since I am working all week, and it is just too much for me to do alone. Mom is just not up to the extra work that is required around the house, it is just too stressful all around. We will be going to my nephew and his new wife’s house. Neutral grounds!
I still need to prepare and mail Christmas cards… maybe I will do a New Years card instead. Give everyone something to look forward to in January!
I have not yet baked one single cookie. I might be doing that on Christmas Day, which I am thinking will be a quiet day at home with just Mom, Tara and myself. I can’t wait! Some people thrive on busy holiday’s, I long for one on which I can stay in my jammies all day and watch movies!
I’m still having trouble getting in the holiday mood. I’m just ready for it to be over! That is terrible. I’ve heard from numerous retail folks that feel the same! That is probably why I have not baked or written one single Christmas card!
Today (#26) I am thankful for GIFT CARDS, the gift you can give when you have no clue what else to give!
I am also glad that I got the kinks worked out of my blog, so I could go back to the theme that I love!
We are having RAIN today. As much as I would love a white Christmas, would like for it to start about 7pm on Christmas Eve. Too much to do the rest of the week to have it falling now! The weather however looks like it is going to stay pretty “warm”. Do yo have snow where you live? Snow would definitely put me in the Christmas frame of mind.
Another year has gone by and I have not gotten myself to Philly during the holidays. I don’t have any extra time off between now and the New Year, so probably not much of a chance! I would love to see the Wanamakers (I mean Macy’s) Holiday Light Show. One of those Philly traditions that I’ve shamefully never seen!
I’m watching the TV show ‘Til Death from the beginning. I loved the first couple seasons of this show, with Brad Garrett and Joely Fisher! I like finding 30 minute comedies that I can watch on Netflix or Hulu on my lunch break at work!