I had a ideal christmas planned but I am enjoying my "I'm not decorated christmas yet time". I have a merry christmas wreath at the front door. We are getting our tree Wednesday (bc everyone wants to do it
- no nagging on my part) It's been really really nice. We still have the christmas spirit without all the stuff around us. I got rid of the pressures this year.. yes I want to go to zoo lights, go to the CSO and listen to holiday music, do Christmas tea and decorate the house from head to toe but it hasn't been important this year. Our lives are busy and it's ok.
things that did make christmas
our usual tickets to the Christmas carol
took d mom with us to buy the merry Christmas wreath and a tree that is going outside (it was way to early to buy one but we did it for her)
got my uncle a small fake tree that we put up and put a merry christmas wreath at his house.
getting most of my Christmas shopping done. and what may seem seem silly to some but I got all the people who help us their tips early - it made me feel good to thank the people that help make our lives easier.
having lots of at the table talks with dh and the girls -(dd older is looking for an apartment after Jan 1 but for now I am enjoying her home)
I didn't donate the world a bunch a money i didn't have... I tend to do this - I have said no without too much guilt this year because I know there is only so much I can do financially. I stuck to most of my budget as well.