I don't know if all y'all celebrate Christmas. If you don't, cool. You get the side-benefits of all us Christmas people - sales! And sparkly lights to look at. And an extra profusion of chocolate - because who doesn't like chocolate?
If you do celebrate, you have a week to get everything done you need to get done. Now, now, don't shoot the messenger. I'm just stating a fact. I don't set the time frames.
I'm done. Then again, it's easy for me. I only have three people to buy for - Mom, Mom-in-Law, and the Kid - and all of those prezzies have to be shipped, so I'd better be done by now or someone ain't getting their Christmas Joy from me.
Of course, there are bobbles, even for me. The gift I sent my Mom - one I also ordered for myself - ended up being gross. Luckily, I know a catalog company that would get her a new present by Christmas, guaranteed delivery if I ordered it by midnight yesterday. I did. I hope this one isn't yucky.
I also have the advantage of Hubs and I making the decision not to get each other anything this year. We have everything we need and there's nothing we want. We'll eat ham like the pigs it's made from and then flop around, groaning about overeating. Ah, the good life.
Now, there's one thing I still have to shop for - Christmas dinner. Ham (bone in so I can make soup afterwards) with pineapple slices and coated in a brown sugar glaze. Mashed potatoes. Rolls. Corn. :drool: I'll also make a pumpkin cheesecake again because I bought more ingredients than I needed at Thanksgiving, so it's already all there for me to whip together.
I'm not making cookies this year. Or fudge. There's only the two of us to eat all that, and it's not like we don't have tons of other Christmas chocolates to consume. Plus, the Kid said she was sending us a box of baked goods for our prezzie, so we've got it covered.
What do you have left to do before next Friday? What'll be on your plate for the holiday? If you don't celebrate, how will you be enjoying the day (which is most likely a day off anyway)?