Saturday, November 12, 2011

Productive day!

Even though it is Saturday, today was long and busy, but we got a lot done. This morning, I took all three boys over to my sister-in-law's place and they all got hair cuts. (Oops. I typed "hair cutes" by accident, but it applies too!) Cody is nearly bald. He insisted on a buzz cut, and he went shorter than ever before. Crazy boy. That's for summer, and I told him that, but he insisted and I figured it's his hair, so it's his call. He looks great and he won't need another hair cut for a very long time!

We brought them home for lunch, and then brought them back to the farm and left them with Mike's parents so we could go Christmas shopping, at my insistence. Remember, my goal is to be completely done before December. Already the stores are nuts and I told Mike, "That's it! Next year I'm doing it all in October!!!" He just laughed at me, but I don't do well in crowded stores. Maybe I'm too impatient, I don't know.

Anyway, we shopped from about 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. and we got almost everything done. We got gifts for seven people, plus stocking stuffers for 31 people (and we already had bought for three others), plus all the stocking stuffers for our own boys. We did not finish with Micah's gift, and we have not bought for each other. We have two additional people to shop for (and another that is already done) plus four other gifts to get, but those things will all be done online. So, basically all I have to do is go in alone and get all of Mike's stuff, including a birthday gift, as he is a New Year's baby. Jamie is New Year's Eve, so we have to do that yet too, but that can be a team effort, whereas Mike's gift will be all up to me. I have to buy his stocking stuff too.

So even though his gifts are the most stressful for me to buy, I now have a few full weeks to focus on only that. So much better than last year! That's pretty much my update. Mike has gone out, again, so I'm here "alone". The boys are all here too, of course, but they are asleep. That is a good thing, but it does leave me alone. I will probably read, as I am taking a writing break which seems to be lasting longer than I had intended. I thought I'd get going again yesterday, but I did not. That's okay. I have a good book to read, but it is a thriller, so it might make me tense being here alone! But the pets are all fed and I am cozy in my bed. The only problem is, I have laundry going and I need to put it in the dryer once this load is dry, but that will be quite a while from now. I will probably be up late, as I always am when I am home alone. That's all for now. Goodnight!

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