Saturday, June 25, 2011

Six Months til Christmas


Christmas Gift Wrap Organizer, on Amazon

Are you an advance planner? Then maybe today you've noticed we have six months left until Christmas. I'm looking forward to it - I love the holidays!

I'll put some thought into restocking my gift closet, picking up gifts for friends and family here and there when I find them, and negotiating with family which city we'll spend the holidays in. Likely, as every year, I will have all my Christmas shopping done by December 1st.

My Christmas lights go up on December 1, so I'll be shopping for the special bright LED lights I like beginning in early November.

But I won't obsess and drive myself crazy planning and obsessing over Christmas. I just am reminding myself today that it's six months away.

QUICK THINGS TO DO TODAY:

  • Wipe down kitchen counters (if needed)

  • Do midweek laundry - a load of whites or towels perhaps?

  • It's summertime. Have you enjoyed a mojito lately? Fresh squeezed lemonade? Corona with lime? Orange Crush? A fudgesicle?

  • Spend some time thinking about your New Year's resolutions, yearly goals, etc. The year is half over. Have you accomplished what you wanted? Finished projects you started? Achieved goals? Fixed something major in the house? I've cleaned my house totally, but I still have some problem areas on the deck, a broken cupboard door, and a hallway carpet that needs to be replaced.

TODAY'S PROJECT: Party Preparation


Fourth of July Bunting, on Amazon

I'm getting ready for my cul-de-sac's 30 person Fourth of July party. I won't have to stress about the party because it's potluck and I already own enough decorations. I just need time the day before the party to clean bathrooms, vacuum carpets, and drag my outdoor furniture into the street where we'll be setting up.

Today I'll do some grocery shopping for things I can get ahead of time - soda pop, popsicles, pickles and cheeses.

Because I'm preparing for the party early, I will be all done and able to enjoy my party and friends on the Fourth!


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