Saturday, November 9, 2013

Week 11

It's about this time every year that I wish time would slow down.  The holidays are rapidly approaching and I don't want them to pass too quickly.  I hope you are finding time to savor the season and enjoy your preparations.  If you can, light a candle and turn on some Christmas music (you won't find any judgment here) while you work.

Here goes:

  • Make a batch of holiday goodies
  • Make one freezer meal.  We are nearing the end of our baking and freezer meal preparation. If you need to double up on a few extra meals this week, do it.  Next week we will finish up.
  • Buy at least one gift.  Yesterday, I purchased my children's ornaments.  It felt a little odd considering it was 86 degrees outside.  But, I sure was nice that everything was in stock!  Take advantage while store shelves are full.  They won't be much longer!
  • Wrap and label packages.  Wrapping paper, gift bags, and tags are now readily available in practically every major retailer.  Save yourself some time by buying them now and getting your presents wrapped.  The amount of money you may save waiting for sales won't be worth the time you will end up spending if you save all your wrapping for the last minute.  Time will be at a premium soon.  Wrap as much as you can now.
  • Work on homemade gifts/crafts
  • Review and revise your Thanksgiving menu.
  • Plan table setting
  • Plan centerpiece
  • Reserve items that need to be borrowed- serving dishes, linens, chairs, etc.
  • Purchase, clean, and iron holiday clothing
  • Send invites for Thanksgiving
  • Address Christmas cards

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