Tuesday, November 20, 2018
We are out of school today at 2:20 until next Monday! I’ve often thought we should just have the whole week off, because a two day week is kind of hard and many people pull their kids out because it’s just two days! What do you think?
I don’t know how many words of wisdom I will have for you today, but here goes. In the midst of the holiday season, take time to slow down and relax. It’s easy to fall into the trap of running from house to house and activity to activity and that’s just exhausting. Also, people tend to get sick when they go too hard.
This year may look a little different for me, but here are things I have done in the past.
–If you are buying groceries for the holiday, do online shopping and curbside pickup or go to the store early. Do not go on Wednesday unless you can go very early. It is a mad house. And, the things you want may be gone already.
-Stock up on butter, baking supplies, seasonal products because they are usually on sale.
-Because you will be with extended family for much of the time, try to do something with just your family first. We sometimes go out to eat on Wednesday or to a movie.
-Sleep in on Thursday if you can.
-Plan a fun fall hike Thanksgiving morning. It will really make you feel good to get some Vitamin D and exercise before eating a heavy meal.
-Simplify. Simplify the schedule, the food, your outfits, etc.
What are your tips?