Well, suddenly it's the Monday after Thanksgiving! How did that happen?
After my family left on Saturday morning, we took the rest of the weekend off, so to speak. We got the Christmas tree started, the Christmas cards started, and Christmas list . . . well, started. Seems that I'm going to be finishing up some things this week. I hope!
Uncharacteristically, I have not purchased one gift as of this writing. Normally, I'm finishing up the last few things by now. It's a strange feeling, although not unpleasant. I'm just so swamped with things that need doing that I'm beginning to adjust to living in the moment. I think I'm going to look into all this Cyber Monday stuff and try to knock out some of the Xmas list today. Lots of good deals are visiting my inbox. One good thing about filing our taxes late this year means that we are just now getting our "stimulus" check--so I can do Xmas without going into debt, which is lovely.
I can't believe it's the holidays already. This time last year was a really difficult time actually. I was struggling with the pregnancy--more than once I thought it was over--and feeling just awful and stressed. I was feeling so awful, in fact, that I have almost NO memory of what we did for Thanksgiving last year. I know we did it with the neighbors, and I think we ate over there, but I'm not sure! I had to read my blog to remember!
What a difference a year makes! This funny little man has just reached one of my favorite stages of babyhood: the Plop & Drop stage (where baby can sit up fairly decently on his own, so you can plop baby on the floor and drop some toys around him and he'll sit fairly occupied). Plop & Drop has hit just in time for me to try to get things done for the holidays. Life is good.