Sunday, December 15, 2013
Holiday Grand Plan - Week 16 - Steady Now!
It's Week 16 of the Holiday Grand Plan. If all has gone well, we are to the fun part. This is the week where we eat a few of those meals from the freezer, visit with friends and family, and keep home maintenance to a minimum.
If a few things have slipped through the cracks, hopefully the rest of your preparation has helped keep it from feeling like a crisis.
As for me, the part I'm still working on is my shopping. But guess what! I'm pretty calm about the rest of it, so I can enjoy some "last minute" shopping. It also helps to keep things in perspective; the year I was pregnant with Deuce, I had been on bedrest for a month and had done NONE of my shopping or wrapping on my due date/Christmas Eve when I was finally allowed to get out. That year triggered a complete meltdown in the middle of Perimeter Mall which led me, eventually, to The Plan. Just another thing to apologize to my mom for.
So I'll shop a little this week and maybe meet TPB for lunch or an after work date to get the kids taken care of.
One thing I'm still pondering - what do you do about co-workers' gifts? Do you give them? Is there an organized exchange? The two young women I work most closely with are so young and so broke that I hate to give anything that feels like an obligation. But I do adore them both and would like to give them a little token of my appreciation for their companionship, hard work, and a lot of laughs over the last six weeks.
They are both dieting, so I can't give them baked goods. Except...hmmm...maybe some of Gina's Skinny Cranberry Bliss Bars. What do you think?