Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Let the Games Begin!

I'm really trying to get a start on this Christmas thing. It's no secret to many people that I do not like Christmas. I don't like the pressures associated with the perfect card, the perfect gift, the perfect wrapping paper, the perfect cookies, the perfect meals, etc.

Every year I try to get a step up on things. I start out with the best of intentions, but they quickly go by the wayside. About a week and a half ago, I did some shopping online, which is the ONLY way to do it in my opinion! This past Saturday and Sunday, I did some more shopping. Now not all of it is for Christmas, but some of it is.

Today I called Alex when I was on my way home from school and running errands and he said, "Mom, a whole BUNCH of boxes came in the mail today!"

When I got home, they were all piled in the foyer, and that's where they'll stay until I'm ready to deal with them too. My goal is to have all my holiday shopping done by the first week in November. Another goal is to start baking this weekend. We have a huge freezer, so I'll put it to good use.

These are my GOALS...and we all know that GOALS occasionally need to be revisited and revised!

All I want to do is enjoy the holiday season....just once.