The holidays crept up on me

I fear the shopping season may be upon us quicker than I expected. I didn’t realize that Thanksgiving was next week. Normally, I wouldn’t flip out but since Thanksgiving dinner is at my house this year, I figured I should get it together a little sooner than I usually do. (Thanks to the Washington Post Food section for the friendly reminder with lots of yummy recipes.)

Plus, this weekend starts my husband’s extensive travel schedule taking us well into the full-blown holiday shopping season. Yay for me! There’s nothing like getting ready for Christmas with a three-and-a-half year old and a two-year old.

Luckily I can check one thing off my list which is getting the Christmas card pictures taken. Thanks to Portrait Innovations those were done two weeks ago. I apparently beat the holiday rush on a Friday afternoon and knocked that item off my list. It was much less painful than doing it myself.

But I looked at the calendar and realized I needed to actually get those into cards at some point. Some sooner than others since I send to many friends overseas where mail takes two, sometimes three weeks to get there.

I haven’t even gotten to the present list this year. Not even a thought on anyone, except my kids. Plus, we have a trip to Texas to make during December which always adds an adventure aspect to the craziness since it means presents have to go in the suitcases.

Perhaps the retailers have the 'holiday bunching' thing right. Maybe I should have considered Christmas back in October.


Becky said...

I know. Next week!?! What's up with that? Got the pictures taken and cards ordered, but I fear we will miss the deadline for getting stuff to Norway in time. Good times.

Heather said...

Yeah, it feels as if we were just trick-or-treating and now it's time for turkey!