Over at RevGalBlogPals, Sally writes:
I am reading a wonderful little book for Advent, it's title is: "Do Nothing Christmas is Coming!"
So this week's Friday Five is simple.
List Five things you won't be doing to prepare for Christmas.
Hmm. I think we keep it fairly simple anyway. Most of our changes have to do with the advancing average age of our household and extended family.
I am not mailing any packages.
I am not losing my mind over stockings (this is a big one, I am crazy for stockings, and this is my most likely last-minute freakout).
I am not doing presents for nieces or nephews.
I am not knitting a sweater for anyone, at least not one scheduled to be a Christmas present.
I am not staying up late to do anything related to Christmas. That is my solemn vow. I feel much better when I sleep.
I fully expect some madness when all the men of the family return around December 19-20. Every year the kids and I shop for a needy child as their present to Pure Luck, and this year we'll all be able to do it together if #1 Son's plans work out. And since we weren't together at Thanksgiving, I still need a picture of the kids for a card. That may not get into the mail until after Christmas.
Lastly, I hope we'll get around to putting the ornaments on the tree…
How about you? Are you engaged in Christmas madness or keeping it calm this year?