Thursday, December 07, 2006

Getting There

Well, amazingly enough, with all the plates I have juggling in the air, I managed to get all my Christmas shopping done a couple of days ago. Yesterday, I got everything wrapped, and today I got it all boxed up to be shipped. We don't have a lot family in the area, so minus a couple gifts for close friends/family and their kids, everything we buy is shipped to the midwest or northwest.

I have finished all the cards that I am not making but I still need to make some and get them sent. I might get to some of that tomorrow, assuming I get some schoolwork done somewhere.

I had J bring down the two Christmas totes we keep in the attic so I could decorate, and I actually accomplished that yesterday as well, minus the lights outside (which I need to get new lights for). We decided against getting a big tree this year since we will be gone part of the time, but I did decorate our little Oki tree and put it up on our buffet in our dining room. It looks lovely, and once we get the lights outside done, it will be complete.

We are supposed to attend a tree trimming party this weekend and it will be great to see some friends and celebrate before our trip. We'll be home in time for New Year's Eve and I am hearing that there might even be a party to go to...that will be nice for sure.

So, now, I need to get cracking on some schoolwork before my groupmates think I have completely dropped the ball on them. Also today is Thursday, which is the day every week I pick my neice up from school so we can spend some time together. Tomorrow, I am helping a friend out with some Christmas stuff that her husband can't attend and it should be a lot of fun...it seems like the more I have on the schedule, the better I am at getting things done...procrastination just gets put on hold...weird but that is how it works sometimes.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I bought a few more things last night to check off the "to buy" list. I hope to finish cards this weekend.

I agree that the problem with the holidays is that there is NO TIME to procrasinate. Which is one of my favorite pasttimes.

Scaramouche Jones said...

What happens at a tree trimming party? Do you really trim trees?

Mishka said...

Trimming the tree mostly means you put the ornaments on...usually the lights and the actually tree trimming if it needs it is done beforehand...

Anonymous said...

Impressive. I am still just staring at my list and piles of stuff.

Chicken said...

I know that even with the Oki tree your house feels like Christmas. I never felt that way about my house but I always do about yours (when I'm there). I t reminds me of when we were little. I miss you sis. I can't wait until we can spend the holidays together again.

Mishka said...

Thanks Chicken...it does feel a bit like Christmas around here. I like the little Oki tree and I don't have to worry about watering it. I would like to have some real stuff in the house just for the smell alone but it is okay...we won't be here the entire time and it would just get dried out.

I can't wait until we can do the holidays again either.