I've spent the morning making my holiday gift list and going through all my gift hiding places. Turns out I'm further ahead than I thought. Especially since I also placed two more online orders this morning.
Yesterday I was a little freaked out because I remembered I also needed Thanksgiving and St. Nick's gifts for both grandsons. In addition, Mike and Emily's tenth wedding anniversary is November 17. But I was able to take care of all those additional gifts this morning.
I'm now 80-90 percent finished with my holiday gift shopping. Soon I'll be able to just concentrate on setting up cleaning and decorating schedules, finalizing menus for Thanksgiving, the staff lunch, Christmas Eve, and Christmas, and keeping up with the bookkeeping during all the holiday madness. Plus, somewhere in there, I need to take time to fully enjoy all my blessings.
I know it's crazy what I put myself through during the holidays. But, truth is, as long as I'm able I won't do it any differently.