One batch down,

And one to go. Today has been one of those days when I feel like more than one day has taken place. One of my card batches is just about done and then I have one more to complete. Then it is on to dinner and our other adventures.
Yesterday I learned that I need to be more aware and appreciative of the people who help me. I thought I had learned that lesson, but I found myself learning it again. Sigh.

Ramping up.

todolistIt is that time of the year when my days really start to run together. Yay. There is Thanksgiving, the beginning of Christmas mailing season, and wrapping up all of our 2014 business so that it does not overlap into 2015. Today I spent a lot of time on Christmas card production, which I am hoping to complete by Tuesday so that I can be completely free to enjoy Thanksgiving adventures with the kids.

I hope I didn’t ruin Christmas for my nephew.

santaSee, it all started last week when I was visiting down South. He asked me if Santa was going to get Max any toys because I mentioned some mischief he’d participated in. He also asked if I had a fireplace and when I told him I don’t, he asked how Santa dropped off gifts for the kids. I told him that Santa doesn’t buy or make my children’s toys (because he doesn’t), and it was downhill and backpedaling from there. I did throw in that Santa Claus was a real person , but I think it was way too hot outside to sugar coat things, so I’ll blame the heat. While I never bought into the whole Santa thing (my kids were relieved to know where their gifts came from, they didn’t like mall santa so much) , I didn’t want to be the person who told him that. I have to work on my auntie answer for Santa Claus. Yikes.

2014 Day 105: Christmas in April

christmasinaprI know that I am somewhere in the neighborhood of two hundred days ahead of time, but it’s not completely my fault. Hallmark has released its ornament catalog and they always have cute little things that I can plan and budget for. I blame the fact that I work out much more regularly because the Hallmark store is right across the street. I guess that’s one way to avoid buying too many naughty treats – getting stuff at Hallmark, especially since the non edible items are always way nicer than the edible ones. Who’s going to turn down a cute mug or card or ornament or scarf for a box of candy? Not me.