Monday, December 19, 2005

We're Ready

Okay, I think we're ready. All of my shopping has been done for the past week and most of my deliveries are here. I have had the least amount of stress for Christmas shopping then I have ever had! Want to know how I did that? In early November, I sat down and started an Excel sheet with all the names of people I was buying gifts for. I made the decision that I was NOT going to do any aimless shopping this year. You know, where you say you'll just "find something" for someone when you're out and it ends up taking you so much more time! So I made my list (checked them twice) and did my planning. I not only made a lot of gifts this year, I also ordered a lot online and got great deals on shipping. I did have to make a few trips out, but I minimized those b/c I knew EXACTLY what I was getting. I even took Caroline with me on one and it was very easy. The other thing I did was have all my kid's holiday shopping done before Thanksgiving. No way am I going to a toy store after that!

Now I just have to wrap and Jason is going to help with that. I remember sitting and wrapping last year....I was so darn sleepy. Funny thing was, I was pregnant and didn't know it yet. Can it really be a year has passed already? Wow!

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