I met Cathymac's challenge and listed what I wanted to do for the other Rudy Day's the rest of the year. I put a little twist on it by assigning a different theme for each month.
May is List Month
- work on gift lists
- stocking stuffer lists
- 12 days of Christmas list
- work on budget
- update budget and gift sections of the Christmas notebook
June is Decorating Month
- go through each room's pictures from last year and see what's needed for each room
- update decorating section of the Christmas notebook
- make shopping list for crafts and room decorations
July is Crafts Month
- gather supplies from June's list
- design and make gift tags
- make at least one house decoration
- update craft section of Christmas notebook
- Christmas in July Rudy Day at the house on July 26th (changed to August 2)
August is Christmas Cards Month
- address Christmas Cards - use leftover store-bought cards
- Update Christmas card section of Christmas notebook
September is Baking Month
- make menu for entire week before and after Christmas
- Make grocery shopping list
- Make cookie baking list
- update recipes in Christmas notebook
October is Calendar Month
Finalize dates for
- family Christmas party
- where are we going on which day
- 12 days of Christmas - how will it work?
- shopping days
- church events
- 24 days of Christmas list
I decided not to include November. Just after Halloween I am ready to work on Christmas more than just once a month. Besides, November Rudy day is really close to Thanksgiving and once I get a piece of that pumpkin pie................
The tabs I had put in my Christmas notebook were glued in the first time. They all fell out. Lesson learned. I punched holes and attached them with miniature brads. Much cuter and I'm sure they will stay in.
And the big thing the today was starting my first blog. This is going to be fun!