November. Just a bit over two weeks before Thankgiving. I promise myself each year that I will not let myself get overwhelmed and stressed out for the holiday season but I always do. Besides the preparation for Thanksgiving and Christmas and all the get togethers that go with that, we have four family birthdays including my son's. This year we also have three company holiday parties we have to attend.
I will do my best to slow down this year, enjoy the process and remember the important things. I will keep it simple. Simple decorating, simple menus, simple gifts. I'm off now to make my lists.