Monday, December 9, 2019

Pre-Christmas Stuffs

I'm getting ready to send out Christmas cards.  If you've changed your address in the past year, or you're a friend who should be getting one and never have, email me your address.  Obviously, I can't send tons, but I hate to think I might've forgotten someone.  In the age of the internet, there are people I care about that I've never physically met and that I have no idea about where they actually live.  If you're one of those, I'd really like to send you a card. 

Other people's cards have started to arrive.  Yay!  We already have three under the tree.

The baking of Christmas gifts is done.  I made two loaves of pumpkin pie bread, two loaves of apple cranberry bread, a batch of oatmeal cookies, and a batch of granola bars.  Who gets what is the big surprise, I guess, since I pretty much outed my prezzies here.  One package is already in the mail.  The other two packages will go out today or tomorrow.  I am not done baking overall.  As we run out of baked goods to eat, I will make more.  Cuz I'm a baking fool. 

The Kid's box was the first to go.  I always send her a box early and send it Priority Mail.  And she knows she can open it on arrival.  That way she can enjoy her prezzies all the way through the Christmas season. 

I may have said before that Hubs and I don't give each other gifts anymore.  Of course, anything out of the ordinary in regard to purchases gets joked about as being a present.  This year, we got each other a new coffee maker!  It's the gift that keeps on giving.  Literally.  I mean, no one should be subjected to me without coffee.  (Either way you take that, it's true.)

Really, though, we don't need anything, so what exactly would we give each other? 

What are you hoping to get for Christmas?  Are you giving any awesome gifts this year?  Do you do Christmas cards? 


  1. LG and I are rather bah humbug this year. Sadly. The budget is limited and I'm thinking we need to draw names among the adults with all sides getting stuffs for the kiddo. Or...draw stockings! No gifts, just stuffs that go in/around a stocking. Gift cards including. Might be too late for this year. Something to put on the family table for next year.

  2. I do cards. :) The funny thing is that I'm such a creature of habit that I continue sending them even though everyone I send them to has pretty much stopped doing cards.

    But no baking here. :) My daughter may do some when she gets home from college.

  3. Oops. I knew I forgot to do something. Not that I send many cards anymore, but I like to send them to friends.

    Yay for the new coffee maker!

  4. Wow you've been working hard with all the baking! Great job! (I can't wait to try the apple cranberry bread recipe later this week, thank you again!) I still do cards, but cut my card list since Wizard retired.

    We do gifts, but we've always given each other lists of things we want or need to make it easier. But it's getting harder, and I can see a day when we won't do gifts or just do fun ones. Coffee maker is a great gift!

    I really just hope that everyone stays well and happy through the holidays. Gifts are fun and appreciated, but the effort we all make to be together around the holidays is priceless. I hope you guys enjoy your new coffeemaker!