Things Done and Things Yet to Do

I’m thrilled to be able to say that I’ve already gotten some of my Christmas tasks done. Shutterfly offered me free holiday address labels a couple of weeks ago, so I ordered them and they arrived last week. Yesterday I ordered personalized ornaments for the kids and my niece. I’m always glad to have that task finished, since if I wait too long the shipping times become an issue. The Advent calendar is another task that can’t wait, so today I made a rough plan for it and designed most of the tickets that will go into it. But what makes my progress extra impressive is that I’ve already purchased three major gifts (i.e., crossed three people off my shopping list) as well as several small gifts for the kids.

This week’s goals:

  1. Finish and order the Christmas card.
  2. Finish looking through the year’s pictures and upload them. I will try to finish the album in time to give copies out at Christmas. That’s usually what I do. But this year I’m willing to cut myself some slack. If it’s not done before Christmas, that’s fine, as long as it’s done by the end of the year.
  3. Trip to the outlet mall to buy gifts for my Mom and my niece, a special ornament for Marshall, money holder cards, a special request from Livia, and some odds and ends for the Advent calendar.
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