Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Preparing for Christmas

It's been so long since I've posted - I have a lot to catch up on! I got the last of my holiday shipping to my customers done today unless there are some last minute purchases. That sure felt good! Now I can start on Christmas preparations here!

I've had a horrible cold and was on the couch for two days. I slept all day on Monday and Tuesday but today I actually feel like I'm among the living again!

We're supposed to get from 5 to 8 inches of snow tomorrow so it will be a good day to get the tree up (yes, I'm very late this year) and get some decorating done. I got all stocked up on groceries today and will start baking in the next few days. Because of everyone's finances being extra tight this year we decided not to exchange gifts. We will buy for the children - my grandsons and Steph - and enjoy watching them open gifts. It's actually been very liberating! I haven't had to make dozens of lists, figure out what to buy, where I was going to get the money, fight the crowds, etc.

I will be making homemade goodies like cookies, fudge, and that kind of thing. I personally feel those are the best gifts anyway. They are gifts from the heart and it doesn't get much better than that.

I haven't been overly busy this holiday season but haven't sat down to visit other's blogs like I usually do. I'm going to spend time this evening getting caught up on what's been going on with my online friends. Tomorrow I will post pictures of our Christmas decorations!!!


Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Kay,so glad you stopped by.We are just giving to the little ones this year also and that suits me just fine. I think it needs to be a permanent ideal . Christmas has been way too commercial for way to long. I believe this year it will be celebrated for the real reason more than it ever has before.

GardenGoose said...

hope you get to feeling better soon.
wanted to stop by and wish you and yours a Merry Christmas.
and to also let you know about my new blog:
(I still have my gardengoose blog..this new one is simply geared totally towards gardening)
Have a great Holiday.

Nancy Jo said...

Hi Kay,
Look forward to seeing your Christmas decor. Also wanted to tell you how cute your little snowmen were. I saw them on Cathy Jean's site.
Hope your feeling better, always so much to do this time of year.
One of these days I will place an order with you, your things always look very tempting.
Have a nice Holiday.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Sorry you've been under the weather, Miss Kay... but glad you're feeling better.
And glad you having a low stress Christmas this year, too!!