...but I have a confession to make. I start to plan for the holidays in July! I know that there are those of you out there that are so organized that you don't have to even think about it until October, but in the past when I have done that, the only thing that happens is that I have to give up what I want to do for what I have to do and I end up feeling rushed and unhappy. I have a full time job which is quite far away from where our farm is. The farm chores also eat up a part of my day, so in July I start to Christmas shop for my immediate family and closest friends. I start going through all of my favorite saved Christmas magazines and make lists....lots and lots of lists.