Friday, November 18, 2011

check the date!

and so i checked the date yesterday
and indeed,
christmas is not too far away.
(okay i admit
i've let myself listen to the christmas playlist
a couple of times already--
it's cold outside!!!)
and with all that is on my plate right now
which is things not a few,
i was still on the ball enough
to remember that i made some holiday notes last year--
notes to self
for the next holiday season.
what did i find?

1) get the gifts bought before december!!!!!!!!!!
(i must have written this after spending hours
in the december traffic which is
notoriously horrendous)

2) make a tree skirt
(i hope we're buying a full-size tree this year!)

3) prepare the advent activities and crafts
in advance (i sat down to this yesterday)

4) watch it's a wonderful life!
(i still have never seen this.  please tell
me i still fit into some category of normal)

5) make a wreath.
(i've already nearly finished one,
thanks to that class last week!)

6) don't forget the wassail.
(did i forget this last year???)

7) get a nativity.

nativities are very committal i feel like.
since i don't think i'm going to be one of those
that collects nativities from around the world,
i just want one.
and i don't think i'm going to find the perfect one
(since i don't even know
what i want yet)
this year.

what are not committal though
are tree decorations.
this year i found these old vintage ornaments
that i think are dashing.
(please just don't let my little one
dash them--
he seems to be full of trouble
ever since he turned two three weeks ago. . .)

it's time to be on the ball!


LKC said...

1. Agreed. I'm almost done. Whew.
3. Share your activities and crafts please. You can email me.
4. One of the greatest movies of all time.
7. Have Keiken make you one. I have one from him, just mary, joseph and baby, and i love it. But it is one of those that the kids can't play with...

Two year old boys, man, thank goodness they're cute!

Eldon and Yulia said...

Jen... even I watched It's a wonderful life!

Sue said...

Check out "Baby It's Cold Outside" by James Taylor and Natalie Cole.

Best version ever.


Sue said...

(And I am NOT almost done...not even close.)



OnGod'sErrand said...

You're the most organized person! if I had made a list last year, there's no way I would be able to find it this year. You go girl.
Definitely must see "It's a Wonderful Life". You will love it and make it an annual tradition.
Push for a big tree this year too. :)

DeAnn said...

I watched It's A Wonderful Life for the first time 2 years ago. So you aren't too far behind the times. It's a great movie! Good luck this Christmas--it always feels like a lot of work.