Monday, November 1, 2010
On your mark, get set... GO! Let the November/December Holiday craziness begin!! From now until January 10th or so, things are going to get wildly out of control. First put away all the spooky Halloween decorations and costumes, then pull out all the turkeys and cornucopias. Plan the Thanksgiving menu, start Christmas shopping, figure out who's on the naughty and nice list for Christmas cards this year. Did anyone get bumped? Maybe I sent a card last year and didn't get one in return... I guess we've "lost touch."
Make a list and check it twice. I must be sure the kids are even-steven with their gifts. Then there are the cookie exchange parties, the white elephant gifts, the little gifts for mail carriers, garbage men, piano teachers, school teachers, bus drivers, the friends of kids, those hostess gifts, giving tree gifts - it seems the gift list goes on and on!
Decorating the house is a whole other chapter in the holiday prep process. Ladders and lights, big trees, little trees, garland and bows, there is so much to do in these next 2 months. Just don't forget to enjoy the journey. Play a little Christmas music, enjoy a glass of wine or cocoa, just sit and look at the pretty tree with it's lights and decorations. Have some family time. Don't get lost in the hustle and bustle.
Happy November everyone! Hang on and enjoy the ride~