It's the first of October! How did this happen? Where did the rest of the year go?
October means it is time to prepare for the holidays. First is Halloween. Depending on your scale of celebration, this may just mean picking up some candy or it might entail a full week of decorating the yard and entry to delight the trick-or-treaters.
November...the month of planning. First, you plan for Thanksgiving. What will you prepare, how many are coming, what decorating will you do? Don't forget the two to three days of chopping, prepping, baking, and cooking. Then there is the cleanup of the aftermath. Of course, we can't forget the official start of Christmas madness!
December...I'm already stressed! The shopping, the wrapping, the hiding, the crafts, the food, the BUDGET!! How do we women survive this madness year after year? Better question...why do we do this to ourselves???
It's the first of October. I hereby vow to begin making my handmade gifts right now! Halloween will be a minimum of decoration with tons of candy. Thanksgiving will be delicious...but we won't be eating it for two weeks! The rest of the year...well, I'll probably fly by the seat of my pants as always!
What are you looking forward to as we finish out 2014? How do you stay sane?