So, this year, with Virginia around the plan is to really get ahead, to really follow through. I've put together the above holiday schedule starting with a big pot of chili to enjoy over the Halloween weekend. The plan is to get most stuff ready and gifts ordered in November so that I can enjoy December. The plan is also to get most stuff done and ordered online, so that the local holiday shopping part can be fun and stress free. You'll notice some random things on here like "plan Thanksgiving outfits." This is to avoid those 3 last minute errands to find Virginia cream tights to wear with her dress. Plan ahead Mary Keller, go ahead and order tights now! What am I leaving off? What random things end up throwing you for a loop and costing you time? Do I need to add anything?