Now that Christmas is over, I've been thinking about what was delightful, what was a pain. what caused me joy and what was nerve wracking. The best part of the holidays have definitely been spending time with dear friends and family. I enjoyed the busyness, but did not like the frantic pace I had to keep. I've made a resolution to be more prepared ahead of time next year. The things I did early on saved me tremendously, but I didn't do enough. Next year I'm definitely baking more early on. I didn't realize that you could bake cookies up to a month in advance! That would have been a lifesaver!! Also, since I make alot of my gifts, I think I'll start those in Aug. of 09. We can always think of ways to improve on things, and I feel I learned more this year than ever before. I feel so very deeply blessed. In this time of hardship and uncertainty, God has given me a great peace, and I am so very, very thankful for the awesome blessings I do not deserve.