Am I the only one who woke up this morning and noticed that Christmas is next week? Next week!
We are staying home this year, only the second time I have been away from my family for Christmas/Hanukkah (we do both) and I’m a mixed bag over it all. Since most of our siblings have kids now we are all pulling away from the Christmas Day gatherings. So now we get to stay home and create our own traditions and find out what we want them to be. This year will be a dry run of sorts. So far Mike has a few things he wants, large Santa gift for Nate put together and in plain view on Christmas morning. He also wants a big breakfast and a bigger dinner. I want to open one gift on Christmas eve and I want that gift to be Christmas PJ’s. He thinks that is lame but I don’t care. I want the boy in cute jammies for pictures. If I have to cook 2 large meals in one day the boy is getting jammies.
I have a load to do this week. Its not even really because of Christmas either. It’s mostly because I’m getting back into planning my days. Writing down things that are must do’s. I wasn’t really doing this for a few months but I am finding that nap time is getting away from me if I don’t have a plan. Putting down everything I want to accomplish keeps me on task. Writing down vacuum stairs, workout 3 times, 2 new scrapbook pages, finish journaling on Month 4&5, finish Nate’s and Mike’s shopping, wrap gifts, start planning Christmas meals… it looks like a lot when its really not. I just have to get used to seeing my day on paper again. I know this is key in getting a shower on some days so I don’t just curl up on the couch with the TiVo.
What are you guys up to this week? Are you all ready for the Holidays or are you running around like mad? Also, I’d love to hear your family traditions if you’d like to share.