How is everyone doing getting their Christmas stuff done?

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How is everyone doing getting their Christmas stuff done?
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Wed, 12-12-2012 - 7:49am

So how is everyone doing getting their Christmas stuff done?  Are we all feeling the pressure a little bit or is it just me?  I still have about six Christmas cards to finish up, I have to find a gift for my dad so I can send the second half of my parents package and I still have some cookies to make.  Honestly I thought I was doing pretty good until I sat down and realized my children only have one more week of school left!!!!

Lisa (aka pixie)

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pixie_124_2 wrote:
<p>I think I'm going to PPV Magic Mike....obviously I know that No one else will be watching that one with me.  lol</p>

Honestly, it's not just the stripping.   There are a lot of adult themes including obvious drug use, which isn't something I'd want my kids to see.  It's more dark than you might think.  

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I think I'm going to PPV Magic Mike....obviously I know that No one else will be watching that one with me.  lol

Lisa (aka pixie)

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Ooooh that only took 3 times to log in! 

pixie_124_2 wrote:
<p>My children go to school thru next Wednesday.  Dd is out today because she picked up the flu.  Good news is that all of her Christmas concerts and recitals are done, bad new...it's the flu. </p><p>As for what they will do when they are home...dh is taking one whole week off so I set money aside to go to the movies and do fun stuff.  Last year after Christmas I bought dd this big Christmas centerpiece to paint(originally 25 dollars I got it for 3) so she has to paint that for me.  I'm not sure what ds is doing.  I'm sure dh will keep us hopping tho...he hates to just sit around.</p><p>I'm with you on December slipping away to fast.  I did get my Christmas cards done yesterday!!!! </p>

Sorry to hear about dd getting the flu.   I've been hearing that it's going around and that just stinks.   I hope no one else gets it. 

I agree that it's a huge relief that their concerts are done.   Check that off the calendar!   lol

I love that your dh will be off for a week and you've planned fun things.   Jim is still home and I want to enjoy a lot of family moments over the holidays, too.   I was thinking that there would be a lot of movies we'd want to go see, too.   And set aside movies to watch together that we're giving each other as gifts.   I hope I get Magic Mike.   LOL

Congrats on getting your Christmas cards done.   Mine are ready to mail today....whew!!!!

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My children go to school thru next Wednesday.  Dd is out today because she picked up the flu.  Good news is that all of her Christmas concerts and recitals are done, bad new...it's the flu. 

As for what they will do when they are home...dh is taking one whole week off so I set money aside to go to the movies and do fun stuff.  Last year after Christmas I bought dd this big Christmas centerpiece to paint(originally 25 dollars I got it for 3) so she has to paint that for me.  I'm not sure what ds is doing.  I'm sure dh will keep us hopping tho...he hates to just sit around.

I'm with you on December slipping away to fast.  I did get my Christmas cards done yesterday!!!! 

Lisa (aka pixie)

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I'm with you.... I thought I was ahead of the game and now I feel behind.   My kids only have the rest of this week, then M&T for next week of school, too.    What will I do with them when they are home?   Ahhh I get to sleep in, though.   :D

Okay so I made one batch of cookies so far (Spritz) and started my cards yesterday so I feel a little better.   I need to finish up with some shopping (just the  last touches) and then wrap.    I need to be ready for Friday 12/21 when my stepdaughter and her family come down to celebrate with us.  

Why does it feel like we can't start Christmas stuff too early (in November) but then December just slips away so fast?