Christmas Week 5

I'm super excited to announce that Beth B. is the winner of the Christmas Advent Garland Giveaway. 
Thank you Carmen for participating!!!!

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And 12 Weeks till Christmas keeps on inching closer to the Holidays. It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week!!! If you have been keeping up with me over the last 7 weeks you should be about ready for Thanksgiving and just have to buy your Turkey and any last minute produce items!!! Doesn't if feel great to be prepared a whole week ahead of time!!!! Knowing that Thanksgiving is all taken care means we can move right along and start working on Christmas!!!

Last week you should have cooked at least 1 freezer meal. If you are just joining in on the fun you can take a look at some quick and easy ways to store away freezer meals for those crazy nights you know you are going to have in December.

But for this week lets put up the Christmas Cards and Family letter because we will want to work a little bit at a time on getting our homes cleaned up for our guests. Here is a neat little trick my Marine husband taught me: walk into a room and look right to left and jot down anything you see that needs to be cleaned or taken care of. Because our brains are trained to read left to right, when we look right to left we are more apt to notice details we would normally over look. Now applying that to house cleaning, I go through every room and make a list of things that I notice right away and then break that list down into a to do list with only 2 to 3 times per day. (Its also a good time to make a list of improvements you would like to do so that when winter comes you will have lots to keep you busy until it is time for Spring cleaning!!) But I am getting ahead of myself because we haven't even gotten to winter. Alright, lets refocus with this weeks list of things to do:

  • Freezer meal #2
  • Start buying postage for Christmas cards
  • if sending emails double check your address book to make sure they are current
  • Start planning Christmas dinner

And that will see us through till Thanksgiving!!!!

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