Monday, 31 October 2011

Christmas Planning 2011 - 8 weeks to go!

Good afternoon and welcome to this week's round-up of my 'countdown to Christmas' planning (click here for last week's post) - even though, tonight, no thoughts of Santa will enter my head as we'll be out for Halloween! :)

One of my goals for this week was to get the kids' school photos into frames and wrapped.  So I went to Ikea - armed with a list, naturellement - and bought supplies.  Here I am, ready to start...large clean table, scissors, tape, frames, photos...and music turned up to 11! ;D





Twenty minutes later and 18 photos are in frames.  Though they aren't wrapped in Christmas paper yet...  Oh well, I'll let the kids help with the actual wrapping - that's the fun part :)  And just look at how much rubbish there was from the packaging and the trimmings from the photos - eek!

I also said last week that I would place the order for our online photo upload Christmas cards by today.  Oops!  Still not done!  So, no more procrastinating, it's top of my list for tomorrow morning...
But I have been a good girl and have already booked not only my next haircut (for this week) but also made an appointment for a haircut and highlights in December.  Go (glamorous) me! ;D  (And I've booked appointments for the kids too.) 

I've also pencilled in other events in my diary: a Christmas shopping trip to Sweden, pantomime at the theatre, DH cooking Danish Christmas donuts, Lucia Procession at school, Christmas lunch with my girlfriends,  Whew, I'm already feeling in the Christmas spirit! ;D

DD9 after the Lucia procession last year
And what else do I have on my to-do list for the coming week?  Hmm.  More gift buying and wrapping.  Plus, as we're visiting family for Christmas this year, I need to finalise those arrangements.  And I also need to arrange holiday 'accommodation' for our two new 'babies'! ;D
DS11's dwarf hamster, "Hammy" :) 
Check back here next Monday for another 'countdown to Christmas' update.  Have a marvelous Monday! :)

2 comments:

♥ Helen said...

Wow! :) Now I got inspiration to start as well. Thank you :)

DIANE, DENMARK said...

Hi Helen! Glad to hear you're starting too...we'll hopefully be ready by 1 December and ready to 'cruise with Flylady'! :)