Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Plan ahead!

One thing I have never been is a procrastinator. I am a planner, organizer, and I have to things in order. I will plan holidays and important things months in advance because it makes me anxious to think of things not getting done until the last minute, or worse yet, not getting done at all. When I was pregnant, we had everything needed for her when I was 10 weeks along. Like I said- super planner.

So, Christmas is 150 days away. Yes, I said Christmas. I normally start my shopping sometime around August, and will finish up before Halloween. While I am a Christmas nut, I do NOT enjoy being rushed, nor do I enjoy the massive crowds as the day gets closer. I love to get it done, and be able to sit around and enjoy hot chocolate with all Christmas movies on t.v. I am the envy of all my friends come December 1st, yet they look at me like I have 3 heads when I talk about it this early.

I highly recommend planning ahead for this day. Buy 1-2 gifts per paycheck if you are a family that can't afford to buy it all at once. This is what I had done last year, still over a month away from Christmas Day. The pic was taken on November 19th.

I do all this, and have all the decorating done way before December. I actually decorate the outside with lights in late October so I'm not out there in the cold when it gets closer. I just string them up, and I don't plug them in until November 21st.

Once we get moved into our new house in August, the shopping will begin. I started the list today, and I can not wait!