In 5 weeks and 4 days Christmas will be here... sorry to remind those of you who haven't started shopping (I am included in this, but only because my giftee hasn't provided a wish list yet) but there are (5 weeks means 7 times 5... which is 35...plus 3...) 38 shopping days until Christmas!
And it's going to be crazy.
At least in chef mom's mind it will be. Let's run down the list of all the people we need to visit:
-Mama T (and all the in-laws... and all the dogs)
-Grandma T (oops, this reminds me I need to send her a thank-you card for C's birthday present...)
-Aunt L and Uncle V (while trying to keep C's hands off all the un-child-proof things)
-Elvis and Kiwi, and C's betrothed...and MAYBE if we're lucky all Kiwi's family (like a third family for us...I would have said second, but I've got B's family for that)
-Joey! (I don't know how, but I really want to see her)
-The annual "family celebration(and ESPECIALLY Opa Thyristes Atun)...that's a fun one to decode!
-Grandpa S and Grandma S
-The "On-the-Corner" family because my parents were crazy and decided to get married 2 days after Christmas, so we are DOUBLY guilt-ridden to make them a priority...
And guess what?! We only have 5 days in which to do this all!!
I'm guessing we'll put about 2000 km on the little-white-car (which is going to cost us about a million dollars in gas the way the prices are going up) and I'm going to need a vacation when I get back from this vacation...
So here's an article talking about how to prevent insanity over the holidays... Maybe I just need to eat a lot of sugar...
Knife image from here.
Gingerbread man image from here.