Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

December 10, 2010

Making Christmas card lists, candy & cookies

Are you feeling the stress yet?   Buying  or making gifts, wrapping the gifts, decorating the house, slipping  in a party or two. oh yes, the Christmas cards need to be written & mailed too...along with the packages  headed out of town.    Those who know me are aware that Christmas and everything to do with it makes me Happy.... I love to decorate,  entertain friends & family, and sometimes find it a bit overwhelming as I believe many of you do too. This year I promised myself to "Chill a bit" and do things  slowly. Plan ahead and start each day with a small project.  I can bake a bit, wrap a bit, write cards and decorate a bit....There is plenty of time before that big day.  I baked today for an exchange I forgot about... * I guess I was so relaxed I forgot to put that one on my calendar... Cookies made easy.. Details for Betty Crocker to the rescue posted on "this hens a cookin".  One of my Christmas gift purchases arrived UPS today and that relieved another stress, I have learned that online shopping sometimes really saves time & with coupons & discounts I am within my Christmas budget.. So I can relax  and enjoy the next  few days... did I mention  My husband has a Birthday next week ? Just one more thing on the list and we are going to go out for a quiet dinner..  leaving me more time to bake for the holidays. did I forget anything... Probably but I still have 15 days...and a list that is getting shorter... I think..

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Anonymous said...

My list is getting shorter also. Thank goodness. I decided to use kraft paper this year to wrap gifts and decorate them simply. Well, that was a huge mistake because the paper is so thick and heavy. Took me a mountain of tape and the gifts look awful. *sigh* Never again.

Blue Sky Farm said...

I was at JoAnns the other day when a lady was there buying Christmas calico fabric to wrap her gifts in.. wonder how well that worked for her? I used some checked wallpaper for the heavy gifts..and red ribbons & white paper doilies for trimming. I think they look pretty good.. some of the paper you buy isn't very strong...