The Lord has really blessed — I got everything on my list from this post done plus got most of my shopping done and a handful of other errands. I found some really great deals — that I can’t tell about til after Christmas — the stores weren’t too crowded, people were pretty pleasant, and I got a special little project for my siblings done (actually Jeremy did most of it) — that I also can’t elaborate on til after Christmas.
I feel about like I’ve just run a marathon, though! After I wrap presents and kind of assess where I stand, I’ll see if I need to do any more shopping tomorrow. I do still need to make a pre-Christmas grocery store run, but I want to avoid other stores Saturday and Monday!! (We don’t usually shop on Sundays, anyway.)
Oh — and I need to do laundry and declutter in there somewhere.
My learning style seems to be “Do it wrong first and then you’ll see a better way.” I’ve been kicking myself for not getting some of this done earlier and I have seen ways I could do better next year. I am thankful the Lord is gracious and helps us and gives us strength.