Friday, December 7, 2007
Journal Your CHristmas, Day 7
Today's entry was quick and fun. Just a to do list. Some of you know that at times I can be on the verge of OCD, so me planning and completing my Christmas shopping shouldn't surprise you. Journaling: With a large family, it is essential that my holiday
countdown begins mid September. Once I have
recovered from school shopping it is time to focus
on getting items that are on the annual wish lists,
and preparing for the holiday season.
I always set a dollar amount per child, and try
to purchase as many items as possible and put them
on layaway. This way I pay $50 a week and the
financial burden is not so bad, and the items are
picked up and paid for by the first week of December.
Internet shopping is an absolute dream for this gal,
especially when they throw in free shipping.
Then the drawn out chore of wrapping begins! I am
normally not a procrastinator, but when it comes to
wrapping this is my least favorite chore.
On December 23, it is our annual baking day. The kids
and I bake for 12 hours that day in preparation for
Christmas Eve. Cookies, pies and cakes are just a few
of the items we bake. Then we add them to the holiday
gift baskets for our friends and family to enjoy.
When Christmas Eve arrives I cook all morning in
preparation for our guests. When they finally arrive
I am able to enjoy the fruits of my labor!