November was steadily busy, but I lucked out and got a one week reprieve from school activities over Thanksgiving. I was able to catch my breath and get a few things done around the house, quite a few actually. I'm looking forward to the Christmas and New Year holidays as well as the two week break my girls will have from school. We plan to take advantage of the time off and slow the pace quite a bit.
|I got some sewing and organizing done|
With that said, this is what I have planned for this month:
1. Make or purchase a gift for someone
2. Send a card or letter to someone
3. Take my children out for a thrifty date
4. Be creative - sew or craft something
5. Big baking day with my girls!
6. Go to the library
7. Learn to do something new
8. Spring clean our living room
9. Complete a small home improvement project
10. Try a new recipe
11. Mail Christmas cards & gifts by the 10th
12. Enjoy a Family Christmas Movie Nite
13. Enjoy a Family Game Nite!
14. Complete a retirement/motorhome project
15. Invite guests over for dessert, appetizers or a meal
Definitely not an overly ambitious list and that is exactly what I wanted here this month as we wind down the year.
|I even cleaned my oven after Thanksgiving - very pretty!|
This is how I did last month:
or purchase a birthday gift for someone
a card or letter to someone
my children out for a thrifty date
creative - sew or craft something
more Christmas gifts
to the library
to do something new
clean laundry room
9. Complete two small home improvement projects I got one
Try a new recipe tried two
- gnocchi soup & chipotle pasta
Complete and print our annual Christmas letter done & ready to print
Enjoy a Family Movie Nite or a Family Game Nite!
Complete a retirement/motorhome project
Rake up leaves
Invite guests over for dessert, appetizers or a meal
|Adding the new weather stripping to our front door|
was the only home improvement project I was able to fit in
I got most of it done and am quite satisfied. Most of my focus last month was to complete my Christmas shopping by the end of the Thanksgiving weekend. I'm quite happy to report - Mission Accomplished!