We do Christmas cards every year, and frankly this year I wasn't all that excited about it. The whole moving thing makes it really difficult, Julia hates Santa, I packed her Christmas dress & dress shoes & hair doodads, we don't have a tree up, blah blah blah. With all that's going on, I am not feeling the Christmas spirit & it's more of an annoyance than a celebration. Naughty me!
Professional pictures are still more trouble than they're worth. I mean, it's kind of late to schedule, so the pictures would likely come back right around Christmas, then the stress of the actual picture day and what if she melts down, yadda yadda yadda.
It's called improvisation. I did have Sophie's dress that Ann gave us (it was in with her 18 month clothes vs. the dress I bought was in with her 24 month clothes & the 24 month clothes were packed two weeks ago). I could salvage some white tights that weren't packed. No Christmas tree, so we'd have to do close ups. We took pictures tonight before bed.
Then after Julia went to bed, I designed our holiday card. Oh yes, I must mess with each individual element and the fonts and all that jazz. Hey, I only spent an hour on it! I uploaded it to Costco, and the cards will be ready by tomorrow morning. Not too bad for improvising, if I do say so myself!
Then I sent an e-mail to the center director and asked why they did the teacher switch. Julia's really attached to the teacher she's had for the past few months, she has done wonders for her eating, blah blah blah.
Tomorrow's to do list:
Fred Meyer: get stamps
Pick up holiday cards at Costco
Call the stock place and try to figure out how to cash in that stock certificate
start packing dishes
Get gift card for Julia's ex-teacher...boohoohoo why did she get moved?
Call utilities about transfer
Get S's parents a gift card...we had agreed to NOT exchange gifts, and then they sent us a gift. I told you that would happen.
What's super cool is that one of our friends has off next Friday and will help us move on Thursday night, Friday AND Saturday.