Hows everyone doing on Holiday preparations? Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are this week with Christmas a few short weeks away...what have you already accomplished on your to do list? Thanksgiving: All food shopping done except for bread and salad makings. Totally cleaned house top to bottom today with dh...it looks great! Got out table linens, decorated main living spaces with autumnal candles, ceramic pumpkins and gourds, silk fall leaves and garlands. Christmas/Hanukkah- I'm a Christmas girl, but my nieces celebrate both...I also plan for classroom tradition sharing. Bought dh a gift already, making list for sons and DIL, bought MIL and DH's aunts gifts. We exchange names in my family...I'll find out who I've got this week. Family photo for Christmas cards will be taken on Thanksgiving.