Unless you are my super-organized friend Tammy or my seeeeester Karen, you probably have a few missions from the Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas to finish up. That’s what we’re doing this week–putting the bow on our Christmas prep.
Take a peek at all your presents. Has everything been wrapped? Delivered? Shipped?
Are your stocking stuffers organized according to person–I use shopping bags, but you can use whatever you want.
Take a look at your house–is it cheery and bright?
Take a look at all your cards. Have they been sent out and the rest put away for next year?
Take a look at your menu? Have you purchased all the non-spoilables? Have you labeled them with coal-in-the-stocking threats so nobody touches them? Do you have a shopping list of what you’ll need to purchase later? Do you have a write-up of when to do what?
Have dinner invitations been sent? Is your home prepared for guests?
Is your calendar filled in and up-to-date? Did you include family fun down-time, like watching the Grinch and eating popcorn from the $5 tubs at Walmart?
Are your clothes ready for the season?
Is your freezer FULL of cookies?
If yes, you are set. If no and you’re feeling stressed, consider crossing things off your list and not doing them. If no and you’re not stressed, start at week one and work your way through the list, finishing up each week until you’re ready for next week’s mission, my personal favorite–no, it’s not about cookies.