Thursday, December 5, 2019
Less Than Three Weeks Until Christmas?!
I heard on the news today that there is less than three weeks until Christmas and I immediately had to check my calendar to be sure. Sure enough, 19 days from now it will be Christmas Eve. Yikes!
Currently we have no Christmas plans but we usually end up cooking for all of the cousins and their families so I guess we better get to planning that and I have friends in Japan that I send gifts to which I need to do ASAP. Fortunately we culled our Christmas gift list (after our immediate family expanded to 100+ people!) and now only send money to the kids (5 of them) which they use to buy things for themselves and the grandkids (13 of them!). We figure it is better for them to buy what they like instead of giving gifts they may not even want. Hubby and I don't give each other gifts anymore since we just buy what we want, when we want it, but hubby does make me a home-made card for Christmas which I look forward to each year. I don't even do Christmas cards anymore (Facebook is so much easier and faster and I'm a bit lazy so...), and we didn't decorate either (hubby's days of climbing ladders to put up lights are long past and we don't have any kids or grandkids here to need a Christmas tree--plus trees in the desert cost around $80 which is crazy considering that when we lived in Washington we just went outside and cut down a tree for the cost of a $5 permit!).
I hope your Christmas plans are coming along well...