Sunday, November 27, 2011

Take Action

It's here!  The Christmas season is officially upon us. I hope your Thanksgiving celebration was a success and that all your planning ahead paid off.  I can honestly say that for the first time in our family's history, dinner was on the table at the designated time.  This most likely was due to some Divine intervention, but I'd like to think that I'm getting at least a little better at this each year.

Since most of your shopping, baking, and wrapping has already been done, I trust that you are finding some time to enjoy the season with your family and relaxing with a good Christmas movie.

This week, there are only a few things work on (besides enjoying the fruits of your early labor).

Here you go!

Week of November 27th - December 3rd

*Decorate your house and yard- tackle one project at a time.  For instance, the Christmas tree.  Bring in only the boxes pertaining to that.  When it's complete remove those boxes and bring in the next set.  Take one room at a time, if possible.  This eliminates "decorating overload", which can be stressful and unnerving to those of us who like to maintain some semblance of order in the home (even if just a little).  Start with the absolute decorating "musts"- those things that your family would miss if they weren't out.  You may find as you progress that you don't feel the need to put everything out.  Sometimes less is more!  Take as much time as you need to decorate to your liking. 

*Wrap your Black Friday purchases- don't forget to label and store them.

*Update your gift shopping list and check to make sure you're on budget.  If not, adjust accordingly.

*Prepare all packages for mailing- and beat the crowd to the post office!

*Try to plan at least one evening to enjoy with the family- watching a Christmas movie,  playing a game, singing Christmas carols.  Be sure to pull out some of the goodies you have in your freezer and enjoy!

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