Thankfully, there is not much left on my pre-Christmas "To Do List". I learnt a long time ago that I need to be organised for Christmas. I can't abide a last minute rush and the thought of going into town or a shopping centre so near Christms just brings me out in a cold sweat. WAY too many people for my liking. Probably 97% of my present shopping is done (mostly done online it has to be said (and wrapped and stashed around the house away from prying eyes!)).
I still have the following to do:
- Buy the kids Christmas gifts to each other (Grace wants to buy Ewan a Nerf blaster - Lord help us!). I'm thinking he should probably buy her one in return so she can at least defend herself against the foam onslaught.....do they come in pink, I wonder?)
- Christmas food shopping (this will be getting on on 21st - before the absolute insane supermarket madness begins, hopefully. Why do people do that? Shop for food like it's Armageddon??? It's not like the shops aren't open Boxing Day these days! *SIGH*)
- Fix up the fireplace (I won the Ebay auction!) and get the stockings hung up.
See, not many things at all. I can live with a list like that. Of course I will probably end up buying last minute presents for the kids (when I look at their pile and decide they need more stocking fillers - which I will buy and they will probably not play with. I wonder if I can disuade myself from spending the extra money this year?) but all in all not much left to do except enjoy the season... which is exactly the plan :)
**don't mention the absence of December 6th. As I am officially not sweating the JYC catch up this year I decided to give prompt 6 a miss. Do I feel bad about it? Not one jot! Hurrah! I am finally JYC guilt free :)