Christmas is exactly one week away, are you ready!?! I made some good headway on my wrapping yesterday, but I still have some gifts yet to purchase.
Paul went out to run some errands, Becca had Indoor Drumline rehearsal, and the college kids were sleeping late, so I put on some Christmas music and made another cup of coffee in my favorite Christmas mug and tackled the stack of presents I was storing under my desk.
I did pretty well until I ran out of boxes. I was going to pack it up and wait until I could get some more, but then I decided no one in my house cares if their presents are wrapped in proper gift boxes or Amazon packing boxes, so I used a few of those so I could finish up.
After that, I went online to try to “even things out” for my kids and order for a few last minute gifts for family members in Virginia. That’s when I discovered that not every area of the country has such easy access to Amazon distribution centers.
I really take for granted how quickly we can get things shipped to us. It’s literally an extra 7-10 days to have the gifts sent there rather than here. Fortunately, none of them are depending on our gifts to make their Christmas magic happen, because they won’t get there until the following week sometime.
In other news, Caroline drove herself and two friends home from college on Thursday and just missed the winter storm that was moving its way up the east coast. I was worried all day, but I just tried to stay busy and not think about it.
She actually made it home in record time, and said that it wasn’t bad at all. I guess she didn’t run into any major traffic or anything, which is some kind of Christmas miracle. Maybe all the news of the impending storm worked in her favor; it sounds like everyone stayed off the roads. At any rate, I am equal parts relieved and proud of her.
Now to get her back up there in January… I guess we parents never run out of things to worry about, do we???
Speaking of things to worry about, Becca is doing a lot better. She’s been able to do half days at school this week and attend some of her band practices. She’ll probably crash today, but at least we’re seeing some improvement, and she’s acting and sounding more like herself.
With Christmas and Caroline’s birthday just a week away, I have a lot of loose ends to tie up over here. It’s going to be a crazy week. I really need to make some lists and get myself organized so I’m not scrambling at the last minute. I hate that feeling, and I know it all too well.
So that’s my plan for the afternoon! It’s a cold but pretty morning here, so I’m going to try to get out for a brisk walk before church.
Also, if you’re not a newsletter subscriber – or even if you are, because there are some new additions – I copied my Weekend Sale Picks from yesterday’s email and expanded on it a bit and put it into a blog post. If you’re doing any shopping today, you may want to check that out.
Okay, that’s about it for me. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!