This week it has suddenly dawned on me that next week is Thanksgiving, and that means that Christmas is not far behind!
I have to be done with Christmas presents early this year since we're going to TX to spend it with our son and his family. I want to ship most of the presents out there ahead of time rather than trying to pack them all in our luggage for the flight.
The trip will also be our first time meeting Cadence, our new granddaughter. Isn't she adorable?!?!
So this week I've been trying to figure out what to get and/or knit for everyone on the Christmas list. The knitting is the main thing I've got to figure out, as I've got to get started, but I don't want to plan more than I can actually do. I think I've got the few knitted items figured out, including making the yarn selections, and hope to get started this weekend. I also need to finish up the baby blanket I've been working on FOREVER (well it seems that way) which is a really cute blanket but extremely slow and boring to knit, so I haven't worked on it as much as I should.
The only presents I'm having difficulty figuring out really are Rob's parents. We won't actually see them on Christmas this year, but we're flying in and out of Charlotte, where they live, so we'll probably see them for a few hours the day after we get back, before we drive home. They're always the hardest to buy something for, because I never know what to get them, and Rob is no help!
I'm sad that for the 3rd year in a row we will not have a Christmas tree at our house. Last year I swore we would have one this year because I really love the decorating part of Christmas, but it's another year of it being just not practical to put one up since we will be gone. I don't think I'll even put up my outside lights this year, although I might change my mind about that after Thanksgiving.
Decorations or not, Christmas is always one of my favorite times of year, and I'm sure this year will be no different. How can it be bad when I get to spend it with this cutie pie?