The countdown to the holidays has just begun. I have to start shopping for the holidays. For several people it’s too soon, but having a big family is never too early. Usually I make my first layaway the day after Halloween starting with the three oldest. After that, I do the little ones so they have more time to think what they want. They loved to write a few letters one to Santa (the big letter) and the other to their grandparents (one gift). My last gift to buy it will be for my husband after 31 years of marriage it’s getting difficult to obtain something special for him.
I have my Christmas tree already up with no decoration yet. I will décor my tree and my house on Thanksgiving Day with the kids. It’s a tradition we all want to keep.
I’m planning the menu for that day with the help of my daughter. My older kids want to add their own specialty. We do a secret Santa on that day. The rules for the secret Santa are a silly prank, a postcard, and a handmade gift no more than 10 dollars.
I still have another week and a half to prepare meanwhile, I have been watching and enjoying Christmas movies from the Hallmark Channel. It makes me want to have my home already decorated. The spirit of the holiday season has already invaded my home.
Day 16- NaBloPoMo
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We just bought all our Christmas seafood, frozen, so we don’t have to brave the seafood shops in the week before Christmas. It works frozen and we’ve done it for a few years now. Being in Australia it might be 100F so a hot meal is not always wanted on the day. 🙂 We do prawns and lobster tail, a cold ham and a roast pork.
As part of NaBloPoMo I try to comment on as many participating blogs as I can, and I also add participating blogs to my feed reader.
So I’m just dropping by to let you know I’ve added your blog to my feedreader, I’m reading you loud and clear, I have a link up going at my place so my readers can find participating blogs which you are more than welcome to add your blog link to.
Looking forward to seeing your posts. You may see me drop by again during November, but it might be December before I finish my first drop by to blogs if I don’t get faster at leaving comments. 🙂
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thank you for visiting I also has been commenting on some blogs and its taking me forever….I will be visiting your blog!