Happy December! It’s a very busy month in most of our lives, and it is extra hectic for me because several friends and relations have birthdays this month too.
In fact, tomorrow is the Knight’s birthday. Help!!! (Seriously.) I have a card, but I don’t even have a gag gift for him. We’re both rotten about buying what we want when we want it, and there’s nothing, absolutely nothing he needs or wants.
I know he wants beach time with his fur-girls, and that’s coming – finally – along with meals at all of our favorite spots down there, but I’d kinda’ like to have something for him to unwrap tomorrow. We arrived at this last-minute mess because I was sure the right thing would pop into my head… but it hasn’t.
I will be knitting him another pair of house socks while we’re at the beach. Should I just wrap the yarn up?
I won’t even try to mention all of my friends whose birthdays fall in December, but my sister’s birthday is also later this month, as is that of a favorite cousin of the Knight’s, the same cousin’s daughter, the inlaws’ anniversary and I think that’s it for FAMILY birthdays this month! Luckily, my sister is awesome and offered to share her birthday dinner with the Knight, so I just have to get with my brother inlaw and make a plan…
So. With all that in mind, it is my hope that once I have the next week or so under my belt, my Christmas spirit will make itself known. In the meantime, I still have to get my Christmas cards in the mail, attend my first holiday party tomorrow night…
And make a baking list and schedule. What’s on your “if I don’t have it, it won’t feel like Christmas!” list? I know that my family pouts – audibly – when I don’t bake certain things. Will you share that special holiday tradition recipe with me? I’ll do a special post soon… because THE cookie swap is one week from tomorrow!
Oh – and don’t miss Nichole’s latest review. I want this book!! I have all this sock yarn and no sock mojo… Any books on your Christmas – or Hanukkah or Winter Solstice or whatever you might celebrate – list?