Christmas is a-comin’. Ready or not, here she comes!! Our halls are decked, things are (mostly) done….we’re about as ready as we’re gonna be.
Despite my vacation/sick days, this home stretch has still felt a little rushed….but such is life, I guess. I may as well just give up on this goofy idea I have every year of “doing everything super far in advance”. Maybe when it comes right down to it, I thrive under the pressure of a deadline!! lol!! Just kidding. I don’t know, maybe it’s true though. Even though I “started Christmas” way back in November (remember how early I decorated?), it still seems to take ’til the final few days to really be DONE.
The straggling to do list is getting checked off:
✅ Baked some cookies last night with Ethan. Threw another batch in today on a break. Trying to get the kids to independently finish the final batch this afternoon.
✅ I wrapped some more presents last night while Ivan took Asher out to finish shopping.
✅ I bought groceries at 6:30 a.m. this morning. VERY good call, though I was definitely not alone in my genius idea of “going early to beat the crowds”. There was a good number of other people there, but still- way less crowded than I bet it will be tonight!!!
✅ Picked up some stamps from the machine at the post office lobby on my way home.
✅ Stuffed the cards/ letters (I addressed them yesterday), stuck the stamps on and then ran over to a new mailbox outside a gas station right by my house and dumped them all in around noon. My guess? That mailbox load was already picked up for the day and they will sit there until tomorrow. OH WELL. If you are one of the very select few real-life friends who read this blog, your card is going to arrive after Christmas, FYI. 🙂
I think that’s basically it! I love love love Christmas, but I also really enjoy the week in between Christmas and New Years. The pressure to “get ready” is off, and we usually do a lot of lounging/ relaxing/ movies/ etc. I also hope to work on setting up my new planner!!! I ALWAYS feel ready for a “fresh start” on routines, goals, etc. after the very busy, chaotic time that is December. As in, I get actually giddy thinking about setting up say, a new workout routine or some other habit. 🤓
(I’m also feeling ready to get back into some non-Christmas related posts!! This blog is so much of a “what is happening in my life” style blog, that I can’t really help it. Christmas is dominating right now. 🤷♀️ It is what it is. :))
Are you ready?? Are you relieved? Excited? Tired? 🙂
I am grateful for a quick, successful shopping trip this morning. No issues getting what I needed- thankful for that, since time is of the essence at this point.