So, I’m getting ready for Christmas! Yes, I know it’s only September and I know that I still have Kait’s birthday before we can really focus on Christmas, but for some reason, the holidays always seem to sneak up on me!
But there is this new blog out there – One Hundred Days To Christmas. And she speaks my OCD language and she’s counting down 100 days until Christmas! It’s convenient because it comes right to my Bloglines account and it gives me just ONE little Christmas thing to ponder on for that day! And it’s going to ensure – if I keep up – that I get all of those things done that I normally put off until it’s so late that I just feel frazzled!
So far, it’s working! So far, I’ve made a list of the people we need to buy for and I’ve jotted down a couple notes about what they want/need. I’ve thought about my Christmas cards and even started working on my card list (which I’ve decided is going to be pared down again this year). And I’m working on the Christmas budget. It’s not easy since our budget is usually dependent on Chip’s Christmas gift from the church, but this year I’m hoping that we can get things under control ahead of time. Tomorrow, I’m going to clean out my closet (which isn’t really related to 100 days of Christmas) because I know that my Christmas cd’s are hidden in there somewhere and I’m determined to know where they are before she tells us to pull them out!
So, that’s what’s working for me right now. In this crazy, hectic race we run called life. It’s nice to have little reminders of what needs doing before it sneaks up on you!