I know. I know. It's waaaay too early to be thinking about Christmas. Or is it? There are only 180 days. It's less than half a year away. Plus, I was in Hobby Lobby earlier this week, and they were putting out their Christmas items. Seriously. It was crazy. Now, my focus right now is on NC, but think about this. While you're in Chicago you'll probably have a great opportunity to shop. Keep your eyes open for gifts for those on your list. As a matter of fact, you might want to take a quick look at your list to help plant some ideas in your mind. Then, while you're shopping, look around for that perfect gift for someone special. If you're a plan-ahead person like me, you might want to check out organizedchristmas.com. They have wonderful make-it-yourself ideas for all of the holidays, as well as ideas for doing a little each month in order to have a sane and relaxed Christmas.