Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Holiday Checklist

Did you know that Christmas is in three weeks?  Yeah, me neither.  I haven't started Christmas shopping.  I haven't even started think about Christmas shopping.  Usually by this time I have at least started my Christmas Budget Spreadsheet, but not this year.  It just doesn't feel very much like the holiday season to me, despite the October snowstorm.  As time goes on, Christmas seems more like a kick in the chest than the happy celebration I remember. I'm not entirely sure what the problem is, but I am setting some goals for the next month that will hopefully help to get me into the Christmas Spirit (whatever that is).

Go shopping on Black Friday - completed!
Get a Christmas tree from a real field - completed!
Send Christmas cards
Decorate the house - completed!
Watch traditional Christmas movies
Make cookies completed!
Donate to something
Acquire an advent calendar - completed!
Attend craft shows/open houses/holiday bazaars
Go for a ride to look at Christmas lights completed!

This doesn't seem like I am overshooting, right?  These all seem like reasonable activities that could be completed before Christmas?  I guess we'll see.


  1. I didn't send Christmas cards this year, got my tree out of the garage and won't be making cookies. But what is the most fun this year is my granddaughter will be 10 months old and it's lovely watching her face when the Christmas tree lights come on.