Christmas is almost here. Are you READY??? MY FAMOUS LAST WORDS. “WHAT ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT”, let’s get Cracking. The house has got to get done first. You see, if you do the outside, you can fool the neighbors into thinking you are ready. They are waiting for you, no one wants to be first, are too early. You have got to be the “Star of the show”. Get out there and hang a bow, bring in some fake snow, they will not care. But if they ask you, look around them and say ” you mean it didn’t snow at your house” then just smile.
Now that you have given everyone the impression that you are ready outside. Enlist the help of a few choice people that live with you. You know the one’s that only show up when it’s over or everything is looking Great. They want dinner and wonder, “What have you been doing all day, where’s dinner”. I am certain you have none of these people in your house? I am thinking!!!
The house and yard are looking great now. Here comes the fun part, the list of cards for out-of-townees. Last call, got to get them rolling out to the post office with Awesome Stamps on them.You know where you cut corners but here can be tricky your sister-in-law or mother-in-law are watching you. *^ * I know those overseas cards or out of here, OK you didn’t have time (365 days in a year).
The gift list only you can do this list. If I were you, if there are other members in your household, you better get that list also. That last minute list will eat your budget up alive. The teachers, boyfriends, girlfriends, friends, and the list goes on. Then you say “I don’t know where the money went, there you are!!!
Clothes, everyone wants to dress-up and look SMASHING for the holidays. Well, you better have hit the sales doing the year for this are again,that budget is out the window. Oh, you know the same people who were watching you get the yard and house ready for the holidays. They are among that same group, along with your sweet in-laws are watching you again. I have nothing against in-laws and neighbors, so do not do the ugly letter thing to me. They keep us in check, you start what you what to present and stick with it because this group will let you have it when you don’t.
Now you must think long and hard any other little thing we didn’t do? This is all about you now, you can budget your Christmas or pull your hair out. That List is for a reason and you are in control of it or it will control you after the holidays and you do not need that added Stress.
So get that List kicking and have a Christmas this year that you can enjoy with family and friends.
HOLD ON!!! You know we need funds for Food. So next week I will round up some great chefs and meet you in the kitchen with some great recipes and more fun stuff for the holidays.
PLEASE, PLEASE add to that List A Sharing List, to any organization of your choice, a vet (or their family), someone you know may need help at this time. Someone in front of you in line that’s digging down for more change or behind that you know you can take care of the bill for them, “Past The Love Forward”.
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