Ever find yourself really wishing you had more time to get ready for Christmas... December just seems to SNEAK up on you? Well, maybe we can make a difference... together!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ready.... Get set..... Let's go!

It's January...
We have exactly 352 days until Christmas...
BUT! There are only 327 days left until CHRISTMAS will COUNT!
So... here we go...

This month it is all about getting organized!
So, take a minute, grab a note book and pen and then take yourself to a "quiet" location and let's start the plan.
First you will need to think back to last month...
Make a list of all the things you LOVED about the month.
Once you have that done, make a list of the things that you would like to have done differently.
THEN, make a list of the things that you wanted to do - but just didn't get to do...
and last... make a list of things that were missing... things that you need to replace... things that need updating etc.

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Here is what my list looks like...

Things I loved:
Night of Gingerbread houses
Getting the decor up early - longer time to enjoy
Festival Of Trees
Dance recitals (its kinda required :))
hmmm... that's about it... so sad!

Things to do differently:
Wrap gifts as they are purchased/made - not on Christmas Eve!
Spend more time doing "family" traditions
Not staying up all night - every night of the month
Sleeping through Christmas morning
Stick to a budget
Not be so GRUMPY!
Enjoy more family time!

Things wanted to do/should have done: (but didn't)
Seeing Christmas lights
Christmas Movie day
Candy making
Nativity Night
More decorations
Outside lights
Advent/Activity Calendar
Visit with friends
Christmas cards
Pretty wrapped gifts w/bows and all!
Set up Nativity set
Attend VoiceMale Concert
Attend Kurt Bestor Concert
Attend play at Hale Theater
Better planned traditional meals

Need to update/add:
Gift wrap
Bows / Ribbon
light bulbs for tree & inside stuff
Find Christmas MUSIC!
Tree skirt(s)

See! Not too bad!
So, go ahead, get your book and start working on that ...
I'll be back in a week, and we'll start to divide and conquer that list!

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  1. HURRAY! THANK YOU! I talk about being ready for Christmas EVERY stinkin' year. I will join you! GLADLY!

  2. Yeah! I really WANT to enjoy christmas! One thing that we have (but failed to use this year) is a christmas calendar with pockets. In each pocket was something to do or have each day til christmas. One day would be to put up tree, another to see lights, and other could be just a pencil or treat. My kids LOVED it...but this christmas was just crazy hectic!


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