And I have a good amount of Christmas shopping done AND my prep for Advent is pretty much done too, for me this is a record.
I have presents for all the parental (and uncle) units on the way and about half of the kids presents and a good number of stocking stuffers stashed. I have to think of a couple more things for a child or two and I'm set. It is so NICE to not be stressed out about all this. I do have people clamoring for suggestions for Ian and Emma's birthday-I'm working on it, I promise! I did NOT go shopping on Black Friday, I'd rather chew glass. I did go out today. Hit Hobby Lobby-which was well stocked, not crowded and still had almost everything 50% off. I picked up some Christmas craft stuff, a couple small presents and some decor I couldn't resist, spent very little after the 50% kicked in.
The main mission today was....getting Katie's ears pierced. She has been waiting a long time for this. As one of her friends put it "you're all grown up now" :-p
She's happy, I'm happy, Daddy is resigned.