It’s that time again!

Unbelievably, it’s that time again–holiday time!  Stores around town are decorated, I’ve been getting catalogs and e-mails with holiday sales already–and it’s still early November!  Is it just me, or does this time seem to come around earlier every year???  Sigh!

We just “fell back” from Daylight Savings Time.  I’m starting to think about Thanksgiving and realizing that it’s going to be here way too quickly!  And now, let’s throw the stress of holiday/Christmas preparation into the mix!  But, I was out shopping yesterday for a couple of things I needed and while I was out, I found something that someone on my gift list could use so I bought it.  I have officially started my Christmas shopping!!  Those of you reading this who can say you’re already finished–don’t even go there!!  I don’t want to know!

I’ve been collecting recipes for homemade goodies to make, package, and give.  I’m going to be cooking and sampling soon to decide which ones are worth the cost, time, and effort.  If I find a real stand-out, I’ll share the recipe here.  Until then, time to make some lists and, for a change, a budget!  I am determined to not go overboard this year!  Of course, I’m determined not to every year, and I usually do anyway, but this year’s going to be different!  I’m going to get organized and be a budget-minded Santa!   Hey, there’s a first time for everything!

Hope you’ve enjoyed your extra hour of sleep–I sure did!  Now to use that hour wisely and get my holiday activities in gear.  Oh, and I still need to do some real estate business too!  Know anyone who may be interested in purchasing or selling a home?  Please send them my way!

Happy Holidays!