Thursday, October 24, 2013

Holidays? What Holidays?

Still here - Auntie Kate visit impending, so not only do I have to clean up this house so she cannot see the squalor in which we ordinarily dwell, but I also have to sort out my sewing drawer, fabric stash, yarn stash, etc., in preparation for our annual crafting binge

Oh, yes, and plan some sort of food - that would be helpful.

So, yeah, busy.  I just want to reassure you folks, as the holidays approach, that this should be a Christmas-prep-free zone until at least the 15th of December.  So, if you are already becoming overwhelmed by seeing blog post titles such as "Starting My Christmas Shopping!" or (worse) "Finished My Christmas Shopping!" or "Complete Menus for the 12 Days of Christmas," rest assured you can come here and not risk suffering the panic attacks that normally accompany such frighteningly festive screeds.

Crazy to leave it all until the last minute?  Stressful?  Actually, no.  I've run this experiment since 2009, and it has been a resounding success - thanks to Amazon's 2-day shipping, which saved me that year of the freak pre-Christmas blizzard.  Save Christmas for Christmas, folks - that way you aren't sick of the whole darn thing by the time the 25th rolls around.

[Oh, except those 6 sets of handwarmers I plan to use as presents.  Those have to be started earlier than 15 December.  But they don't count, because, well, KNITTING.  I'd be doing that anyway.]

14 comments:

  1. Excellent advice. I'll refer back to this post if I ever feel overwhelmed/anxious/worried.

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  2. I've decided everyone's getting gift cards for Christmas this year. Except my mom, who's getting a check. Makes it easier on everyone.

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  3. If I see anyone posting that they are done with Christmas shopping in October they will automatically be deleted from my reader!

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  4. All my kids have birthdays in that Thanksgiving/beginning of December time, so we never think about Christmas until after December 10th. From Halloween to January 1st feels like a marathon. (Tired just thinking about it.) Have fun with the craft-a-thon!

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  5. Christmas? I think about it the last paycheck before the 25th. Organized, I am not. Sometime between the 7th and the 13th I will start shopping, after I pay the property taxes due on December 5th. Gotta love our town and county!

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  6. November is for giving thanks. December is for Christmas. I fully agree.

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  7. I wish EVERYONE felt this way, especially the corporations :-)

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  8. We threw our artificial Christmas tree away after New Year's last year because Hubs was afeared that it would burn our house down. Go ahead, burn that motha down. I am the Grinch so get used to it.

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  9. Oh thank God those other people were stressing me out.

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  10. Oh, thank God. One of my friends boasted on Facebook that she's done with her Christmas shopping. I seriously considered not only unfriending her, but also burning her house down.

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  11. I can't think about it yet. We have two fall birthdays and Thanksgiving and I have a huge to-do list that has NOTHING to do with Christmas, so it's not even in my brain yet. I saw Christmas decorations in somebody's yard the other day on the way to karate and if we weren't late for karate I might have stopped to knock on their door and tell them STOP IT. Too early. Stop it right now.

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  12. I'm a little hazy on the fact that we have passed by October 25th, which means... time to start quilting! I like how you think.

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  13. I have always been a get 'er done in one day about two weeks before Christmas person. Nowadays my hubs shops. I love it.

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