How many of you looked at the calendar this morning and thought, "Huh, three months until Christmas."???
I KNOW I'm not the only one out there, so 'fess up folks.
Now, here's a bonus question: How many of you have started shopping?
Yeah, that would be me, but I swear it was an accident. Usually by now I've put together a spreadsheet, but not necessarily actually gotten started.
A spreadsheet? Surely I jest.
No, I'm not kidding.
I know, I know, more confessions of a geek. But I SWEAR that the spreadsheet is necessary.
When you have:
four sets of parents (including the stepparents)
+ all those nephews and the one niece
+ the neighbors and friends that we do a little something for
+ the teachers and other Adults Who Give Lessons
+ SANTA still visits our house ....
All that equals an overwhelmed Jen.
So, I organize myself with a spreadsheet. Good thing, because one year I almost forgot to buy something for Pete's mother (it was an accident, I SWEAR) and another year I actually did forget to finish shopping for my father.
I stumbled across the perfect gifts for two nephews and my niece last month. I have plans for the other three nephews. I also have ideas for various other people. And I even found something for both of my girls.
Crazy, I know.
I expect some confessions from you, people!