freshstart1 I miss my friend.
I wish I didn’t find Christmas so stressful. The shopping was probably not as bad as when my kids were littler, but still, I even feel compelled to pick up some last minute things tomorrow, shop for dinner, clean the house, pick up my mom, make dinner,...finish wrapping presents. Next year I have resolved to get this all done earlier in the season. I have set up reminders in my calendar already. As for the next few days, I am working on creating new traditions with the kids. I think we will decorate gingerbread houses on Christmas day. Two days later, my sister and family arrive. I just want everything to be simpler.