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Are You Finished Shopping, Wrapping, Baking?


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#1 magickallight  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 19, 2016 - 5:08 am

So... we are down to the wire... Are you finished shopping, wrapping, baking?

 

I have all the shopping, wrapping and stocking stuffing done, but won't finish baking until the end of the week - right before everyone arrive for the big Christmas Eve celebration. I am pretty much on schedule, How are you doing?

 

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Posted Dec 19, 2016 - 5:48 am

I'm almost finished wrapping which is impressive for me since I'm that person who is usually wrapping at 2am Christmas morning. I still need to buy a few gift cards & candy for stockings.
I did some baking but the sons are home from college and it's pretty much all gone. I'll do more on Friday.

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Posted Dec 19, 2016 - 6:39 am

Shopping - Nope (need to take my daughter to get a few things for mommy)

Wrapping - Nope, we are going out of town for Christmas so we aren't going to wrap until we get there. Don't want the wrapping to get trashed while being shuffled around to get there.

 

Baking - Yes we finished that. We had our big Holiday bash this past Saturday and we finished baking on Saturday. Was pulling the last of the cookies as I was also finishing off my pulled pork before all the guests started arriving lol.



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Posted Dec 19, 2016 - 7:05 am

Shopping - I actually did pretty good this year. I have a couple things that will arrive tomorrow, and one thing I need to pick up while I'm grocery shopping today. But that's pretty impressive for me. I'm the kind of person that will shop right up til Christmas, even if I'm "done". I don't think I will this year, and I think stockings are even under control for once! Doesn't help that we have a college tuition payment due, yikes.
Wrapping - not as good progress there. I did good thanksgiving weekend and wrapped most everything I had since I had my tree up. I've only wrapped maybe 4 things since. Gotta work on that today. I always have to wait til later on some things, while I'm deciding what will be wrapped and what will be left from santa, ans making sure the boys have even presents to open. Sometimes things have to be combined to make that happen. Know what still isn't wrapped though? The first 6 presents I bought on Prime Day in July! For my nieces, and wasn't sure if to combine anything until I bough nephews (which is what I'm picking up today). I really do make things hard on myself.
Baking - oh heck no. I picked up most ingredients earlier in the week when I baked cookies for work party. But of course not everything, and things have been added to the list. So shopping trip today, then I'll get busy. I'm off work this week so that will help. I am going to have to make a double batch of buckeyes though (and my recipe I think is already like 3 batches!), so I'm not really looking forward to that!

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Posted Dec 19, 2016 - 9:35 am

I have one gift and one gift card left to buy. I have wrapped everything as it has been bought. Just finished stocking stuffers today. As with the above poster we have college tuition payments and fraternity dues to pay so I didn't shop as much as usual. I have not even started on my baking and candy making. Will hit the grocery store tomorrow and get in the kitchen Thursday. Cutting it close this year. I'm still waiting for it to actually feel like Christmas.

Edited by Coastiwife, Dec 19, 2016 - 9:39 am.


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Posted Dec 20, 2016 - 3:13 am

Shopping: I still need two gift cards but I plan to get those tonight

 

Wrapping: Almost, will finish that tomorrow after I get off work

 

Baking: I have not even started but I don't have to work the rest of the week starting Thursday so mom and I plan to tackle baking Thursday and or Friday. 

 

Stockings are done though!! 



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Posted Dec 20, 2016 - 5:58 am

I have everything bought, baked, and wrapped other than adding a few bows and ribbons to packages.

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Posted Dec 20, 2016 - 7:08 am

Nope, nope, and nope. lol

 

I will finish shopping sometime later this week. I have my list, no truly hard to get items, so it won't be an issue.

 

I'll wrap about half the stuff tonight because I'm shipping it out tomorrow. Rest is local, some not bought yet, so I can wrap the rest Thursday or Friday once I'm done shopping.

 

Baking for Christmas will be finished tonight, but baking as a whole won't be done until next week. Why? I bake/make homemade treats for the NYE party I host for our church. :)


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Posted Dec 20, 2016 - 9:00 am

No, No and No -- PLEASE HELP  :bigcry:



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Posted Dec 20, 2016 - 9:49 am

No, No and No -- PLEASE HELP  :bigcry:

Sending you hugs and some Elves to help you out! :gdconsoling1: :holiday11


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Posted Dec 20, 2016 - 9:53 am

Baking/candy is done. I finished my wrapping yesterday. I have to go grocery shopping today, so we'll see if I can keep from buying any more gifts while I'm out.



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Posted Dec 21, 2016 - 12:24 pm

I thought I was done with all of the above but it turns out I need to pick up one more gift card and one more stocking stuffer as well as make one more batch of cookies. My wrapping is done which is unusually early for me but I have this feeling that my father in law is going to rope me into doing his

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Posted Dec 21, 2016 - 12:39 pm

All done except for some baking. Mom and I have made a chocolate pie and red velvet cake today. Still have to make fudge but that will be done Friday or Saturday afternoon. Gifts are all wrapped/sacked and ready to go.

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Posted Dec 21, 2016 - 1:32 pm

Shopping - Yes I picked up last things yesterday.

Wrapping - No but I wrap everything late Christmas Eve after kids are in bed as Santa brings almost everything. It makes for a long night but I love it.

Baking - My mom is coming tomorrow and she cooks virtually everything. The kids and I will bake cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve.

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Posted Dec 21, 2016 - 6:42 pm

Progress update: After a marathon baking session last night that pitted me and my oven against the task of making more than 400 cookies until 3:30 am, my Christmas baking is done. Just one more batch of fudge to make for my mechanics to be delivered Friday. NYE baking will be so easy compared to what I've cranked out in the last 48 hours. lol :tongue1:


For those curious: Kitty in my pic is current furbaby, Mew, curled up in a box far too small for her. Ha! "If I fits, I sleeps!"

 

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Posted Dec 21, 2016 - 7:21 pm

Today I wrapped. For 5 hours! Ack! But now all the shopping and all the wrapping is done. One batch (10 dozen) of tiny cookies was made last night, but probably only half are still around. And that's why I don't bake early!
Tomorrow is craft day, and I'll start on buckeyes.
Getting closer!

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Posted Dec 21, 2016 - 7:35 pm

Update:
Presents all purchased. All but 3 wrapped with 73 hours, 26 minutes to spare.

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Edited by speeddiva, Dec 21, 2016 - 7:59 pm.


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Posted Dec 22, 2016 - 3:47 am

I caved and bought hubby a few more small items online - they are all supposed to be here by tomorrow... now to dig the wrapping paper back out... UGGGGG!


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Posted Dec 22, 2016 - 10:59 am

Just when I thought I was done. I ordered a couple more things online.  I'm all out of paper and tape too, so I'll have to restock.  Fortunately, Christmas with my big family isn't until the 31st, so I can hit the after Christmas sales for that stuff.



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Posted Dec 24, 2016 - 10:51 am

Done, done and done! Now I can put my feet up and read a book or watch football until guests show up at 5. Good luck everyone!!!

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Posted Dec 24, 2016 - 11:16 am

Well, against my better judgement, I left the house, which means I found things to buy. And then I had to buy something for the other kid too. But I needed a couple things from the grocery store, and while I was passing by..
Cookies are done, still need to dip the peanut butter balls in chocolate and make brownies.
I had really hoped to have all that done already, but I got distracted and spent 2 days in the craft room.




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