Monday, November 16, 2015
A friend asked me this past week if I was keeping up with this Christmas countdown and had all my Christmas shopping done.
No, not even close. Most days I'm not getting anything done besides the basic cooking/cleaning/childcare. Time for extra projects of any sort is rare these days.
And that is okay. I'm not doing this Christmas countdown to make me or anyone else to feel behind. There is still plenty of time before Christmas. But for me, this countdown means that I have begun. I have made some lists and when I do find a few spare minutes, I'm making tiny steps of progress.
Some days, just beginning is the hardest step. So I'm happy about starting even if I can't brag of completed projects.
This week is grocery shopping week and this is actually one task I have accomplished.
Last week my mom was keeping my children for me while I had an appointment so I took the opportunity to stop at the grocery store and do a major stock-up. It is rare for me to go shopping without my children and I made the trip worthwhile. My cart was heaped so high I could barely push it. It felt so good to have that project done.
I had more than Christmas on my mind. I bought newborn diapers and other items that I want on hand before the baby is due. As much as I hate shopping, it is a relief to have this checked off my list.
Of course I'll be at the grocery store again in the next weeks, but at least I was able to stockpile many of the non-perishables.
What about you? Will you be hitting some of the grocery sales in the weeks before Thanksgiving to stockpile some grocery basics?
Prepare - Grocery Shopping Week - inspiration from last year