I am in preparation mode.
I have prepared the bedrooms by getting rid of old toys and clothes. (Even though my preteens are growing like crazy in their sleep)
I have prepared the cupboards by throwing away all old medications, makeup and samples. Not to mention any food we never eat or don't care for. We did an inventory too. Menus are on our mind now.
I have updated all the accounts to see how we are on track for seasonal savings. Ask me how we never pay for the holidays. It's brilliant.
I have handed out the wish book and let the circling begin. (Different colours for each child)
I have attended a cookie exchange and have put them in the freezer (so that I don't eat them from the Ziploc bags) for the first lucky guests who decide to stop by.
I have all the hot drinks and their accompaniments on hand for cold weather warm ups.
I have emergency preparedness kits complete and placed in their homes.
I am busy at work preparing for all the events we have organized for various parties and celebrations.
I have peeked through the stores too. My list is the hardest to make. As I told Mike, I am at the stage where I don't really want much. I am happy with dark chocolate covered food and then exercise clothes to work it off.
What do you ask for when you don't need anything? Really?
I eagerly await my sister who is coming to spend the holidays. I can't wait!
Oh and it's one week until Meaghan turns 11. I am preparing for her too. In more ways than one.
Stay prepared my friends. Tis the season to make lists!