Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Uh Oh...!

Ok, I have made a very intentional effort this Christmas season to RELAX...and to be honest, I have done a pretty great job. I haven't stressed about decorating, gifts, Christmas cards, etc. I have not felt the overwhelming crunch of having to spend, spend, spend, and most days and evenings have found me right here at home with family...where I like to be. A much calmer and quieter Christmas season than I have known before...

Until Now!

It is just now starting to dawn on me that I have spent so much time being relaxed about it all, that I haven't gotten things done! I still have about, oh...95% of my gifts to purchase and/or make, and wrap! I haven't done anything about Christmas cards, neighbor gifts are just now crossing my mind, and I have yet to take my 2 year old to sit in Santa's lap!


I've got to get my act together!

I'm going to try to stay calm.

Tonight I'll design a digital Christmas card (I have fun doing that!).

Tomorrow I'll force...I mean ASK...with authority, my kids to pose for a Christmas picture...should be a nice bonding time!

Friday is my Mother's Day Out, so I'll make out a list of what has to get done during that time. One store for Caylie's main gift, another store for Christian's main gift, another store for Carson's main gift, another store for craft supplies for some other gifts. Maybe the grocery store too.

Crafting and wrapping over the weekend.

That's do-able...right???

Monday morning we can take Carson to sit on Santa's lap at the mall...when it will not be a madhouse. Smart.

It's time to get this ball least I have a game plan!

Hmmm...any ideas about simple but nice neighbor gifts...haven't quite figured that one out yet!

Writing the Waves,


mer@lifeat7000feet said...Best Blogger Tips

I always repeat this to myself the week before Christmas: "It will all get done, it will all get done, it will ALL get done." And it always gets done.

Again, I'm so proud of you for slowing down and enjoying the season.

Hmmmm...neighbor gifts.
We sometimes give the neighborhood kids a book (one per family) or cookies or something home-baked. Last year we gave everyone an ornament. Cracker Barrel is one of my favorite places to buy them...they have a great selection and they're inexpensive. Also, check out Michael's dollar bin. I found some great recipe cards there and they had some cute soaps and notecards.

Amber said...Best Blogger Tips

I found your blog through some of my friends' blogs....already feel connected!

I am so with you! I have procrastinated this season away and now I'm about to go crazy trying to get it all done. Completely feel your pain!! :)

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...Best Blogger Tips

Oh girl...i feel your pain! I cannot believe this is the last week before Christmas. It snuck up on me too!

I wanted to get back to you about the paper covered frames. I learned the hard way by making lots of things with bubbles first. The best solution I have found is to use spray adhesive...on both the frame and the paper(much better bonding power). I think the key to having little to no bubbles is making sure all surfaces are well coated and bonded thoroughly. Also, after your mod podge dries, you can go over the paper with a credit card to smooth any excess bubbles out. I hope this helps!

Have a VERY Merry Christmas!
~ Amanda

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