So I bought my Christmas gift for someone other than Elexis last night. Yeah, it's two weeks before Christmas and I haven't bought anything except for my child. I have really taken the ostrich approach to Christmas this year. I don't know if it is because I feel behind because we went on vacation for Thanksgiving or what. P.S. - I am totally all for going on vacation for Thanksgiving - no family drama! So I guess I will be marathon Christmas shopping for everyone else. Thanks to ebates and amazon, I did buy my nephews' gifts and had them mailed directly to them (they live in South Carolina and New York). My mom is both easy and hard this year. Easy because she still needs so much after losing her house, but hard because I don't really know what to get her. I know I am making her a frame and putting one of our cruise pictures in it, and I bought a potato masher last night for her (the first gift). I am just happy this is the first year that my kid has been super easy to buy for. She is in to so many things right now.
I don't think that my family is into Christmas mode either. Every year, I put up the tree and put the garland on. Then, my husband and daughter decorate the tree with the ornaments. I might put a few on, but it is mainly them. This year, I put up the tree, garland and decorated that sucker by myself. I saved my daughter's special ornaments to hang on the tree herself, and she still hasn't done it. The angel doesn't go on until all the ornaments are on....the angel still sits beside the tree. Maybe I will motivate my family to do this tonight. I know that my mom is not much into the Christmas spirit this year. I don't blame her. My mother in law gave her her big Christmas tree because she likes to have a small tree. On Sunday we took the tree to my mom and set it up for her. It still sits naked and undecorated. I think my mom is going to the lake this weekend, so my daughter and I will go over and decorate the tree for her. So I guess none of my family is feeling Christmas yet. I will take pictures of the ornaments that I have made and (hopefully) finish my wreath and take pictures of it. I also made my tree skirt this year. I still need to embroider it with Mickey and Minnie though.
Alright, enough procrastinating. The stores await.