'Tis the season! You know, the season for food, friends, family, and festivities. Not too mention stress, dread, and exhaustion due to some of the previously mentioned holiday staples.
I find myself beginning to embrace the overwhelming tasks of the upcoming holidays and wonder if I am biting off more than I can chew. Normally I have most of the Christmas gifts well underhand, but this year I have unpredictably put off purchasing presents until this month of November. I was wise enough to pick up a few crafty holiday items after Christmas last year. These will come in handy, as my boys typically do a homemade gift for grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
Thanksgiving is on it's way in 1 1/2 weeks. We are preparing our home for family visiting from out of state. Plans of a possible dessert party for the evening of Thanksgiving are underway. The days are quickly winding down, 10 days to go to be exact. From that point on, things don't slow down one bit.
How many of you are counting down to Christmas? If you haven't figured that out yet, it's only 39 days away. As you are well aware, I'm a crafty mama. Which means that my holidays are filled with homemade gifts and fun projects. Bring on the overwhelmed feeling mentioned above.
As crazy as things may get, I still wouldn't trade my seasons full of sewing, baking, and other general crafting activities. My homemade holidays will always be full of great memories to share with my children. I hope they will do the same with their kids someday.
With this being the busiest time of year for just about everyone, especially Santa, I've come to the conclusion that something has to give. Through the seasons of thankfulness and Christmas cheer, I will be cutting back on the amount of blog postings each week. You will see a blog post on every Monday, but Meet Me On Monday will be more random as it was originally described. I'm hard
How are you planning to keep up with the hectic holiday schedule? Is your Thanksgiving filled with and abundance of food, family, and fun? Do you wait until the last minute to do your Christmas shopping? Is your calendar full over the next 1 1/2 months? Do you have to cut a little out of your normal schedule to handle the heavy holiday load?