1. Amid all the craziness that comes with preparing for Christmas, I have not gone insane. Nor have I freaked out enough to make everyone run from me. God bless my husband and children for putting up with the crazed maniac that lives with them.
2. I made salt dough ornaments with the girls this week. I screwed up the recipe that I was doubling and quadrupled the water. This required me to run to the local supermarket on a Saturday night and buy salt. I did this before succumbing to a bad bout of lactose intolerance. Fun! The ornaments were decorated on Monday night. I managed not to strangle Ellie after she painted the table top [in the only spot where it wasn't covered] and the [white] back of her chair. And yes, mom does need to go to confession after totally freaking out. Ah, the holidays, that special time of the year where Mommy really starts to lose her grip on reality.
3. I made and am currently in the process of making Christmas cookies. I can't wait until this is done. And mean mom and wife that I am, I am not letting Bryan and the girls eat the cookies. I have been nice and I have allowed them to eat three cookies each. They claim this is not enough. I have not let them know that I am eating chocolate chip cookies so I don't totally go insane and lose it. When/if they discover this little secret, I doubt it will be pretty.
4. Every gift is wrapped and ready to go at this point. I forced myself to get it all done last night. I have three gifts that are on their way to the house which I will need to wrap. I'm getting close to being able to relax. When/if that day comes, I look forward to reading the stack of books that I am anxious to read.