Happy Christmas!!! I am trying very VERY hard to cut down on my expectations for myself this year. We will see how it goes.
Last year I got 3 very fancy Christmas storage bags, one just for lights, one just for ornaments, and then a big clear one for miscellaneous. And this year I realized “hey! I could just leave everything but the miscellaneous bag downstairs!” So that’s what I did and now I have my Christmas puzzles, my Christmas sweaters, Albie’s Christmas sweaters, the Christmas welcome mat for the front door, and I don’t think I really need anything else?
We are getting a tree on Sunday, a cut-your-own-Christmas-tree farm experience. But I think I might just do red paper chains to decorate? Instead of digging out all the fragile ornaments and such?
The only remaining Big Responsibility is making handmade gifts, which is a responsibility I have given myself, pretty sure my relatives don’t know/care if I make the presents by hand. I did already buy the ingredients, but now I am thinking, maybe I re-gift the ingredients as a lovely present to crafty folks on my list? So then that’s not a waste.
Oh this makes me feel so much more relaxed! Now there’s just the fun stuff to do, making the DCIB Xmas cards and shopping for Albie and Nephew presents.
Speaking of Nephew presents (SISTER DON’T READ THIS), if you were a 3 year old little boy who is really into Cars and also Jumping Off Things, what would you want? What I really think he’d love is going to one of those big jump pillow places, but is there some at home version of that?
And if you were 4 months old (SISTER DON’T READ THIS), what is a really really cute thing you could wear?
And of course, dog presents (ALBIE DON’T READ THIS). Does he need more sweaters? Maybe a hat? A Santa toy he can rip the head off of?
(Custom made formal Sherwani?)