I think I've actually got most of the Christmas shopping done and all the holiday decorations up. We cut back on the gift giving this year and I have toned down the decorations. I've decided to simplify my life. This simplicity is really working for me. I'm less stressed out and have way more energy. Don't get me wrong the house is still very festive. I'm really looking forward to the holidays this year. We are staying close to home this year. No long car rides for us to visit family and friends. All of our holiday parties are close to home this year. I Can't wait to start the gift giving.