Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Let The Madness Begin!

Believe it or not, but the holidays are fast approaching! Once October hits, it's like you blink and you're eating Thanksgiving turkey. Blink again, and Santa Claus has filled your stocking! One more blink, and you're singing Auld Lang Syne.

I have been enjoying the leaves changing and the cooler temperatures, but I hadn't put much thought into the fact that the holidays were near until I kept getting asked by friends and family if I'd started my shopping yet. Believe it or not, but some of my family members have, and it's only mid-October, but now I feel behind!!

So, I need to get cracking and start making lists. I need to plan our Thanksgiving meal since I'm hosting again. I need to find a babysitter for New Year's Eve in case my husband and I decide to go out.

The holiday stress has begun at my house, and I am feeling behind. I need to start planning so when they actually do hit, things wont be in total chaos for me. That way I can actually enjoy the food, gifts, music and magic. Because before we know it...we'll be watching those July 4th fireworks, again!

Have you started your holiday shopping/planning yet?


Valerie said...

No no no. I refuse to think about Christmas before Thanksgiving. In fact it just gets me that the stores are already decorating for Christmas.

J. said...


Jen said...

Valerie - I used to be like you! But...something in me has changed and now I'm one of those crazy uber holiday planners....someone help me!!!!!

J. - Halloween has been taken care of here, in terms of planning. The house is decorated, costumes are figured out, and the food I'm making to take to my mom's after trick-or-treating has been planned.. so that's why I didn't include Halloween.

Jessica said...

I LOVE the holidays! :) The key is not to get stressed and to have FUN! :)