The Official Holiday Grand Plan started on August 31. In order to accommodate the Advent season I have started earlier, and I hope to have everything in order and ready for a calm and spiritual Advent season.
This week is the post for week four, delayed but not forgotten.
This week the Master Bedroom is getting a good cleaning.
Week Two follow up: The past two weeks have been a bit “up in the air” for me with us starting schooling and with Kyle being gone. So far so good though. The cleaning schedule is going well and the planning is starting to really take shape.
Week Three: Cleaning: The Master bedroom. Since the children aren’t allowed to play in our room it is the cleanest and most organised room in our home. Easy week this week.
Preparing for the Holidays: If you are going to order Christmas cards this is a good time to starting thinking about that. We are looking at getting family pictures made later this month. It is a good time to get a photo sitting, it takes time to get photos back and near the holidays appointments are at a premium.
Planning: The Offical Grand Plan has recomendations for this week. My list is a little different since we started a couple weeks earlier.
Gifts: I have a list and am checking it twice. I want to sew pajamas this year. The fabric stores are getting in their holiday fabrics and the craft stores are stocking up as well. I will start the purchasing for gifts to buy in two weeks.
Cards: This week I start working on my cross stitch cards.
Parties: No planning for parties this week.
Menus: No Holiday menu planning this week.
Decorating: No decorating this week.
Baking: I have my cookie and candy lists and I am starting to watch for sales for thing I will need.
Devotionals: We are considering a Jesse Tree this year – I have a couple websites that I have been looking at for this. I want to have an Advent Calendar, an Advent Wreath and an Advent Chain – I purchased a calendar last year that will be useable this year. We have the items for the wreaths and the chain. I would like to print out prayer books for the Advent Season – I am keeping my eyes open for art work for these.
Traditions: Nothing really planned for this week.
Things keep moving along. Next week I will start adding in some of the fall plans (whoopee).