Is everybody stressed? I'm afraid you all are. I think the whole country is. Target has way less Christmas stuff this year. I don't know about other stores. I seriously have only been to the grocery store and Target in the past month. Right, so I haven't even started Christmas shopping. And all the advertising and news I hear seems to come from the angle that people are doing much less across the board this year. Well, it really doesn't help that we had almost a week less (after Thanksgiving) to get ready for Christmas this year than we did last year. We have only gotten like one third of the Christmas cards we have usually gotten by now. And it seems like everyone I talk to is trying to content themselves with not getting things done that they would have liked to have done. So maybe we should talk about what we can't do this year instead of what we love doing every year? I'll go first.
I may or may not get Christmas dresses made in time for Lessons and Carols on Sunday night. Let's see, it's Thursday night now, I've got the fabric pre-shrunk, but not cut, and certainly not sewn. So it's probably either going to be sleep or dresses. Let's see who really knows me. Will I sleep or make the dresses? Moving on, I haven't made wreaths yet. I have the cuttings, I have the ribbon. My florist wire is in storage. Florist wire is only like two dollars. I'm thinking I can have them up in time for guests on Christmas Eve. But is it worth it? Two dollars? Yes. But the time it takes to make them? I'm just not sure. I was also going to make stockings this year with the extra fabric from what my sister sent for my girls' dresses (she sent a ton! from Italy! ooh la la!- yes, I know "ooh la la!" is French, not Italian. she lives in France though). And I wonder if I will get that done? What about this year's gingerbread house? See, I'm behind on a lot. I still haven't finished Christmas around the world! We have one more stop to make! And I have no idea what I'm serving for Christmas Eve or Christmas dinner. None. Also, Christmas cards need to go out. Here I sit with a pile of unopened packages. My prints should be ready in the morning though. I'm thinking I had better quit blogging and start addressing Christmas cards. And what a year I picked to buy blank ones! Well, I found them in the One Spot! The One Spot, y'all! Eight cards for a dollar?! And they have polka dots on them. It's all too exciting, polka dotted, twelve cent Christmas cards. But oh, the writing!
So, if you're reading, what are you not doing? Commenting? Yes, yes, besides that?