Busy Time of Year

I don't have any pictures to post. Here's what I've been up to lately:

#1. Shopping for Christmas gifts. The Santa list is almost complete and I have a few small items of others. Next task is to get the gifts for the kids from my mom. Mom isn't able to shop anymore for her 17 grandkids, so she gives the parents the money to buy the gifts for her. We bring the gifts to my family's celebration where the grandkids open them with Mom and Dad.

#2. Baking, and unfortunately eating, Christmas cookies. We've made snickerdooles, chocolate chip, no bakes, and spritz. I want to make buckeyes tonight and one or two more other types of cookies before the holiday gets here.

#3. Christmas knitting. Can't reveal what it is because one of my sisters might read this blog. I'm working on small gifts for the female members of my family. I still have to think of something for the guys.

#4. Decorating. Actually this has been handled mostly by the kids. I enjoy looking at the decorations, but I really don't like putting them up. I put the lights on the tree and the kids did the rest. The kids also handled all the other things around the house.

#5 Spending my time sitting idle at work. Things have been painfully slow for me at work for several months now. It is extremely frustrating because I sit at my desk thinking about all the other things I could be doing. I'm told that it will pick up after the new year. I hope so. I am grateful that I'm not facing a lay off. I just got word that a friend is losing her job. Plus one of my brothers and one of my brother-in-laws are facing extended shut downs at their jobs.

#6 Not exercising. I need to move this up higher on the list. Maybe with the new year.

I'll try to post again before disappearing for the holidays.

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