Monday, December 10, 2007

What? Christmas is Coming? So Soon?

We just had Halloween!

I've been so swamped with finals and term papers that Christmas really snuck up on me. I'm not ready. I have all my shopping yet to do, shipping, baking cookies and writing cards. We haven't even taken our family photo yet for our cards - oh boy.... we might have to stretch Christmas into January.

I'm working on a quilt for our ex-foreign exchange student in Germany, Anna. All I have left to do are the edges. It takes a good long time to ship something to Germany, so she won't get her gift until after the holiday. Oh well. I just don't have time till after finals and that's just how it is. I'm disappointed that I can't get things done on time, but I'm resigning to the fact that Christmas is just too soon!

We decided not to decorate for Christmas this year. No lights, no tree, no getting the boxes out of the garage. We have a tornado for a daughter and we'd rather not deal with the chaos of a knocked over tree, ornaments flying through the air, watching her swing from the lights... you get the idea.

I'll dig out our stockings and we can have those on Christmas morning. Otherwise, it's all up to our imaginations this year! Ho Ho Ho!


Holly said...

Sometimes you just do what you do. The Christmas I was pregnant with my second son, I was on bedrest and couldn't do anything. We did put our tree up, but it only had lights on it. No other decorations in the house or anything. Nada. And, it was ok. We still had a nice Christmas and it was actually a relief in a way to not have to worry about anything!

onthegomom said...

I, too, went to college with three kids at home and my first year we didn't decorate for Christmas either. My kids survived :)

I wish I didn't have to this year, I am in no mood and I don't really know why.