Monday, December 7, 2009

Finish-Up Week

Per the Holiday Grand Plan, it is Finish-Up Week. I'm certainly not finished up, but I'm confident I will be finished soon.

I had to reschedule at work to Wednesday, which is going to screw up my shopping/decorating/baking/sewing/sending out Xmas cards plans this week, but DearHusband is extra busy at work and probably will not be able to take off any time to shop/decorate/bake/sew/send out Xmas cards with me anyway.

Making a plan and sticking to it is going to be very important in the next two weeks.

SHOPPING
I can get started on my shopping easily. I have some gift lists from my kids to get started from, and I will start making phone calls to chat with others. YoungGirl is going to be hard, she hates gift cards and won't make a list. EasyOnTheEyes will be pretty easy; gift cards for restaurants. #1DIL is easy. I could give her anything and she will LOVE it. (God bless her mother. I LOVE my DIL.)

DECORATING
Decorating inside is nearly finished. Thanks to not working last night, I was able to get most of the decorating finished. Hopefully it will be sunny today and I can take some pictures and post them.
Decorating outside hasn't even begun. Dear Husband has a lot on his plate. I'm just not sure it's going to happen.

BAKING
I had every intention of baking cookies, etc. ahead of time but everything magically disappeared as it was baked. Even the cookies I froze somehow disappeared.
I will make some cookies for this Friday's Xmas Tree Decorating Party, and I'll throw the rest in the freezer with warning tags--DO NOT EAT--on them.
I need to plan the menu for the party this Friday (gosh, that's SOON!)

SEWING/CRAFTING
I know I said I wanted to sew some linens for the dining room, but with the change in schedule, it just may not happen.
I've been working on a stocking for Gbuddy. Go look at it here.
And, oh, as an aside, the Adult Tomten jacket is nearly finished.

XMAS CARDS
This. I'm just not confident this will happen. DearHusband insisted that he would write a newsletter this year. He hasn't started.

Edited to add: Geez, I sound bleak. I really don't feel that way.

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