- Getting some shopping started - I know it's early to mention the "C' word, but since I do most of my shopping online, if I don't start figuring out what I'm looking for, I'll be still be looking come Dec. 24th (and paying extra for postage). My family's trying something different this year - dedicated gift giving: Each person has one other person as their recipient. There's a minimum (so that those of us who are cheapskates can't ruin someone's day completely), and everyone's supposed to provide some ideas of what they're looking for, so no one winds up horribly disappointed. Everybody still has to do the nieces and nephews, grandparents, etc., but there are hopes that this will improve everyone's holiday spirit. It could be a huge success or a horrible tragedy, only time will tell. So, armed with my person, I'm on the lookout for all things Hummel, and in search of inspiration.
- Still searching for a new doctor. This is a double "ugh" sort of task. It requires cold-calling, which I hate; research, which I excel at, but don't really want to do; and a lot of luck, which I seem to be short of at the moment. It's tricky b/c I have a whole team of doctors, but my primary care physician just isn't going to be available anymore, so I have to find a replacement. And I want to do it in a way that doesn't require replacing the rest of the team, which means finding someone who can play well with the others. And who has knowledge of my conditions and treatment options. And who accepts my insurance. And who's accepting new patients. And who's close enough that I can get to in a reasonable amount of time. So ... double ugh.
- Writing a couple of letters: a congrats to a friend who's newly-engaged; a thanks to a friend who did something extra thoughtful, a note to say hey to a couple of friends who I've been lax in checking in on.
- As always, smack in the middle of 5-7 craft projects: the scrapbooks for my siblings birthdays, the cross-stitch-that-will-never-be-done, & a wedding cross-stitch that I have to frame and mail (soon, considering the wedding was in May... You have a year, right?)
So, that's what I'm up to today... off I go.