We have hit the halfway mark. If you're like me, you are instantly wondering how the last eight weeks have gone so quickly. In just the blink of an eye we will be in the midst of the holiday season. My hope is that you are continuing to make progress, regardless of how much, and that you are feeling more prepared and less anxious about the impending season. Without hesitation, let's get busy this week!
Make one batch of holiday goodies
Make one freezer meal
Buy at least one holiday gift- Because we are getting closer to the season, now is an important time to begin knocking out as many gift purchases as possible. The goal is to have your shopping complete (for the most part) and wrapped before Thanksgiving. That may be setting the bar pretty high, but imagine the joy of accomplishing that feat! If that seems out of reach, set a date for early December and do your best to meet that goal.
Buy at least one item from your long-term shopping list in preparation of your holiday meals.
Wrap and label packages
Review your Halloween costume plans- make any necessary changes and finish your costume preparation.
Make a Halloween treat- this might seem trite, but it's your chance to scour those recipe books and magazines that you are always thumbing through. There is probably at least one treat about which you've said, "I wish I would have made this" or "I bet my kids would love that". Now is your chance. I will post an idea if you're looking for one! :-)
Check your progress and adjust- This is considered the halfway point. Take a look at where you are in your preparations. Have you fallen behind on your baking or freezer meals? This week, you may want to double up. You don't have to get caught up on everything in one week. Just adjust your plan to accommodate your needs.
Have fun! The weather is cooling off and it's beginning to feel more like the holiday season. Don't be afraid to light a fun holiday candle and throw on some Christmas music while you do your preparation. You know you want to...