Wow where has the time gone. I still have shopping to do, presents to wrap and cookies to bake. Then on top of all that I still have to find time to look for a job says Unemployment. What's a poor Mother to do? :) I'm sure we are all in the same boat thought you had plenty of time to get it all done then before you know the time is passed. I have to say the only good thing about losing my job is I sure have learned to appreciate the true blessing in my life. I have spent less money and I have to say that's not been all bad. When I look at what I could have spent compared to what I have spent will it really matter after next week. Do we remember the gifts or the memories we make each year. I think back to Christmas at my grandparents and I don't remember the presents but all the fun I had with my cousins. I remember all of the grandchildren eating at a huge fold out table that seemed like it was a mile long. I remember all the home made food my Grandma would spend days making. I remember being happy and laughing what seemed like for hours. I hope that as my children grow they will have those same great memories from their Grandmother's. I hope they remember the memories we make each year and not the presents.