With the holidays here it has been so busy. I have been making to do lists and really trying to stay organized so I keep on task. It is not easy when you have to fit in your child's scheduler either. We are doing pretty good though. I have all of my Christmas shopping done. I just have to wrap them. I am very excited about the gifts I found for my daughter this year. I found some great deals early on. I got an $80 item for $35 by watching sales and having some killer coupons and such. It is going to be so fun watching her open them.
That has been one of my time consuming events. Going from store to store to get things I need on my list at a good price takes a good chunk of time. You have to go with a plan to really optimize your time. I have my list for each store and stay on track to those specific items. This really saves time instead of just wondering to look for things. Know what you want from each place and go. If you get of track then you will waste precious time.
The next problem I have is I had to have all my gifts for others now. My daughter has to go to her Dads on the 20th so that cut time short to have our celebrations with other families. We have one each day starting tomorrow through Thursday. So I work then go to the parties each day. So Friday will be a day to finally relax. That will be different I don't even know what I will do with the time. I am sooo busy that it will be crazy to have nothing to do.
There is also the work schedule. It is all over the place and then sometimes Saturday so I have to work my time around that too. I am happy to have a job but sometimes the hours make it hard to get stuff done this time of year. Luckily one helpful thing is there is a Walgreens right in the same parking lot so I have been able to utilize them for some things as well, which has been nice.
I can hardly wait until Christmas day when we get to relax and just enjoy each other. It will be so nice to just hang with my parents and my daughter and enjoy each others company. Which frankly is what it is really about. I just cant help myself during the holidays
So what is your struggle during the holidays and how do you handle them.