Saturday, February 03, 2018
My January Rudolph Day
Christmas Morning from Stash, which is not a flavored tea but just a nice blend of black and green tea -- to sip while I worked in my notebook.
I got a good start on copying over my 2017 actual Christmas list (as opposed to my list of ideas, which I worked from all year and right up through the Christmas shopping). I always like to make a nice neat legible copy when all is said and done, and file it in the back of my notebook, so that I will have a clear record of what grandchild received which game, book, toy, etc. It's easy to be inspired by the same gift again another year, forgetting that a specific child had already received one.
In my notebook, I also wrote a few notes to myself concerning next year. I had picked up some Christmas cards at Walmart after Christmas, so I noted just where they are stored. I ordered Christmas stamps and international stamps from USPS.com, and noted, again, just where I put them.
(Incidentally, this is a good idea for most anyone in the US, to order Christmas stamps ahead of time. These seem to be mostly the "Forever" stamps now, so they will still be good in the future without needing to add additional postage. I invariably forget to buy them until it's time to mail cards, and the selection may be depleted. Ordering ahead assured I got just what I wanted.)
I've also made and purchased a few Shutterfly gifts for next Christmas -- so I also noted what they are, who they are for, and where they are stashed.
Can't remember what else I did that day, but if I worked at all at the house I've been clearing out, I was sorting through stored Christmas cards and wrappings. See that mailbox-themed card above? That was one of my finds. My regular readers know how much I love Christmas cards with a mailbox theme. In my clearing out, I've found a bunch more of them, all different. It makes a difficult task much more enjoyable!