Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Christmas Clutter Countdown Week 18
CHRISTMAS WEEK 18
The first thing to do this week was to decide exactly what else needs to be finished before Christmas day, make a list, and assign days to complete each task. Here's the list I created on Monday and my progress:
1. Plan meals for Family Get-Together & Christmas Day (DONE)
2. Deliver Cookies-in-a-Jar Gifts (DONE)
3. Buy groceries (DONE)
4. Purchase one gift (DONE)
5. Ship two packages (DONE)
6. Prepare & set up for Family Get-Together (12/17)
7. Enjoy Family Get-Together (12/18)
8. Wrap Robbie's Christmas gifts - we choose a day the week of Christmas and play Christmas carols while we wrap each other's gifts in separate rooms, then we place everything under the tree and fill the stockings (TBD)
9. Volunteer at ACO (12/16 & 12/20)
10. Christmas Eve service (12/24)
11. Prepare Christmas Dinner (12/24 & 25)
12. Enjoy Christmas Day (12/25)
In addition to these items, I'll continue my December Daily blog post and we want to continue watching Christmas movies, putting together Christmas puzzles, and enjoying our time together.
DECLUTTERING WEEK 18
This week of the countdown is Pick Up Week where we go through our house and pick up anything that's out of place. I have to admit that this was easy for me as I typically pick everything up each evening. I do a quick walk through and put everything back in its place, check to see if the dishwasher needs to be run, push in any chairs that are out of place, and turn on the porch lights.