December 21, 2010

Are You Ready?

I don't like leaving things to the last minute. Ever since my girls came along, my Christmas shopping takes place year-round. I start as soon as the January clearance sales begin and I finish in mid-November. Still, this year I feel like I'm missing something.
I can't put my finger on it. I've done a mental inventory of everything I've purchased. Everyone is accounted for. Sure, it still needs wrapped, but that I can leave for the last minute (mainly because wrapping is so tedious).
Maybe it's the lack of snow. By now, the area where I live has typically had at least one major snowfall. This year... nada. We will likely have a brown, crunchy Christmas instead of a white one. It makes for safe travels for those driving to see us, but also makes it hard to be in the right mood.
Either way, the big day is almost here so I guess I had better make sure everything is in order.


reanbean said...

I don't start quite as early as you, but I'm usually done shopping before December comes. But, also like you, I leave the wrapping until the very end. I have yet to wrap a single present! It just not something I'm good at and so not something I ever look forward to doing. I suppose I'll get started tonight or tomorrow. One year I still had to do wrapping on Christmas Eve, and that was no fun. Fortunately, we don't go too crazy over here, so there's not that much to do. Good luck getting it all done!

MaryAnne said...

We JUST got our first snowfall in Massachusetts - so hopefully you'll get a white Christmas too!

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