Looking at the December calendar yesterday, I realized I only have ten days between watching Jonah and other commitments to prepare for our long family Christmas weekend. Yikes!
Thank goodness the gift-shopping is finished and the Christmas cards are in the mail. I also have most of the decorating done. I just have to trim the tree, which I plan to do Saturday. After that, my next goal is to finish the gift wrapping by the end of next week.
I'll then start cooking and baking. But first I have to make room in our freezers. Even with two full-size refrigerators, I seem to easily run out of freezer space these days. I like to take advantage of meat sales and love having an inventory of homemade soup and chicken stock.
Yep, preparing for the holidays is a lot of work. But as long as I'm able, I'll continue to do it. Before Alzheimer's Disease took her mind, mom hated all holidays. I have very few happy holiday memories from my childhood. I hope I'm changing all that for my children and grandchildren.