I have been trying to figure out how to make the most of CIJ (Christmas in July) and haven't really come up with a solution. The month is almost 25% over and I feel like I haven't really started!
Really the first step is making a list of goals. Perfect! I'm a great list maker! Not a great list do-er but a great list maker. But I have to start somewhere so here goes......
I HAVE to catch up with my notebook. I have a really nice notebook that I started last year. I kept up with it until the week before Christmas then......who knows. It's not in bad shape but just not very current. I caught up with the Christmas card list but not the gift lists. I hope I remember what I gave to each of the kids. How embarrassing to have to ask them what I gave them last year! They know I'm the queen of detail (compared to them). They will get a good chuckle out of it.
I HAVE to come up with some definite craft ideas that I want to make. Lord knows I don't NEED more decorations but I really like doing them. So I have to make me stop oogling over the books and patterns and start something already. There, I sufficiently yelled at myself.
This is one of the many things I came up with last year, inspired by a picture I saw on the internet. Apparently this picture inspired others by the emails I received about it.
Next, I HAVE to come up with a plan for the Twelve Days of Christmas. Last year's was such a hit that I want to do it again. But to keep their interest, I need to come up with another way. And this one HAS to be started early to give enough time to have 60 items to give out. It's not that hard.....just takes a little planning.
That's all I am going to put for now. Three little goals. I just have to keep repeating to myself.....baby steps, baby steps.
If I just spend 30 minutes in the evening working on these things AND I finish them, I can add to the list next week. Like I said.....so many goals, so little time!