Hi Mamas! Been a busy week, so I am just finally catching up here.
N - the cold kicking remedy sounds great. I wonder if I could get dd to keep the socks on tho! I may try it on myself with my next cold.
Our tree has been up for a week and we are loving it. Lights outside too, and around the inside of the house, I love, love lights! I actually did my cards this weekend too, I NEVER get them done this early. Feels great! Still struggling with gifts for 2 of my brothers...what do you get for single dudes in their 20's? And these I have to send to FL, so gotta get them done soon.
DS kind of protested when I put the first wet sock on, but as soon as I put the wool over top he was totally fine.
For your brothers, do they play video games? My DH is not single or in his 20s but he always wants the new NHL game for play station (he can play with his brother and my nephew online which is pretty cool since one lives 6 hours in one direct, the other 4 hours in another direction). Do they live on their own or own homes? Tools are great. Some key ones (according to DH) are circular saws, sazall, and a really good drill. The drill would be the main key tool. Are they outdoors-y? DH got a headlamp last year and holy is it handy! Great for camping, but we've actually used it around the house a ton (looking for Christmas decorations in our crawl space most recently).
I am loving our tree too! We have it on a light switch, so DSs job when we get home from work is to turn it on. He loves all the lights and I am so excited that he is so exctited for Christmas. We are actually doing Christmas cards for the FIRST time this year! I feel like such a grown up. I picked up stamps today, DH is printing the cards this evening, and I will be addressing envelopes I guess.
I think I need to do a to-do list as I'm starting to get stressed about Christmas' quick approach. I have a few gifts left to get, I need to do baking and prepare some other traditional foods (perogies and neleshniki for sure!), get the Christmas cards sent....Plus I really want to make it magical for DS this year. It's so cute and awesome that he "gets it" this year!