Usually we help at our church on Thanksgiving, cook our Thanksgiving dinner at home on Friday and on Saturday we get our tree.
Usually I start my Christmas letter the first part of November. Just after Thanksgiving I take it to Kinkos and get copies made. My cards are out in the mail the first week of December.
Usually I start my Christmas shopping the Monday before Thanksgiving. I've found the mall is empty that day with everyone traveling or preparing for Thanksgiving Day.
Here it is December 11 and we don't have our tree yet. I haven't written one word of the Christmas letter (definitely won't be sending one this year) and we haven't even taken a photo for the card.
I haven't purchased one single gift yet. I feel so far behind. Like Christmas is gonna come and go and I'm gonna miss it completely.
We've been SO busy the last couple of weeks, I keep having to remind myself of the reason for this season. I need to slow down, relax, enjoy the lights and the cocoa and the music; not stress over what needs to be done. Although there's SO much that needs to be done. Did I mention my sister is coming for Christmas? She arrives at midnight on Christmas Eve and will be staying with us for 2 weeks. And I'm still trying to figure out where she's going to sleep.