I made a short road trip and visited with some of my family over the Thanksgiving holiday. Of course, Christmas plans had to come up, and as we started discussing who was going where and what and when, I realized that my plans for making all my holiday gifts may have been a tad lofty. A few problems have come up that I had not anticipated.
First, school is ending a lot later this semester for whatever reason. Normally, I would put in grades and be gone for vacation between the 8th and 10th of December. Now grades are due the 12th, and I’ll be hanging around going to meetings (oh, joy) until the 15th.
Then top that with the fact that some of my family is going to leave a few days after this to visit with other family and thus require an early Christmas with them before they go, and I’m shall we say….screwed!
I had the idea that I would have a few weeks before Christmas to crank on the gift making, but I may have two days if I’m lucky. I have to say that I have done some gift making, but I’m not in a comfort zone as yet, so in comes plan B: Etsy.com. If I don’t have time to make the gift, at least I can find some hand-made goodies made by someone who does have the time.
I ended up doing com cyber shopping this past weekend, and now I feel way less pressure. If I make a few gifts to go with my Etsy purchase, great. If I don’t have the time, no biggie. The presents I did get will be great all on their own, and oh, how I would love to show off what I got! But, my lips and blog have to stay zipped for awhile because some certain people on my gift list might read about themselves, and that would ruin the surprise.