Midweek Update December 21, 2011Posted by Toy Lady in Holidays Countdown, random stuff.
What a week!
Poor Peeps has been pushing – hard! – at work. It seems that the Christmas season is the pinnacle of ravioli season here in Rochester – he’s been getting home a little later every day, and a little more tired while he’s at it.
I, on the other hand, have a little more control over my calendar, and I’m not doing anything I don’t absolutely have to do this week – leaving me a bit of time in the afternoons to finish my Christmas shopping.
Of course, next week is going to be pretty awful, but, well, we do what we must, right?
Have I mentioned that I hate shopping? I hate feeling pressured to buy something, not because I want to, but because the calendar says I must. It just seems to take something away from a season that should be about more than tinsel and gift wrap, you know? But we do what we must, I guess. And over the past several years, I’ve moved more toward minimalist gift-giving.
And, for this year, anyway, I’m done shopping. I’ll have to wrap up the wrapping (heh!) Saturday, while Peeps is at work.
There has been some progress toward the big holiday meal – the cherry sauce is done – I’m fairly happy with that. As is the lime curd – there is nothing to not be happy about that!
We’re really trying hard not to kill ourselves with this holiday stuff – Christmas should be about family, not shopping, decorating, cooking, and being cranky, right?
I’m hoping to have The Boy’s socks done before the weekend- I’m currently in the middle of turning the heels. I must be the world’s slowest knitter – it seems that I’ve been working on these socks for half of forever! Of course, the fact that his feet are SIZE THIRTEEN might help explain that! So evenings for the rest of the week are dedicated to knitting – I am working on a deadline here!
We still have the green beans and the potatoes to deal with, as well as several different batches of bread dough for rolls. Oh, and the cakes – an angel food and a gingerbread. Those are the biggest things, but I think we’ve got them well in hand.
So tell me, what are your holiday plans, and what do you have yet to do? Do you have everything under control, or are you on the edge?