By this point in time, I would expect myself to have some sort of gift guide posted. The guide would likely be made up of mostly options that are fair trade in practice.
It just sort of slipped my mind and my priorities because we're not doing a whole lot of gifts this year. We're making these truffles (we're using Organic Valley cream cheese, Newman's Own cookies, and fair trade chocolate) and the requisite photo calendars for our mothers and that. is. IT.
We've scaled back on most of our spending (including my vice, grocery shopping). I can't say it's easy. I mean, who doesn't want to buy whatever they want when they want it? But you know what? I like a good challenge and (although I can't say I have it together) I am having fun.
This week brings a coffee date with my friend-and-adopted sister, more yoga, and an informal truffle making party with a group of my friends who also plan to give some as gifts (complete with wine, pizza, and some of my favorite little boys).
This week brings my brother, sister, and brother-in-law home and the celebration of my sister-in-law's birthday.
This week brings the end of the few gifts I am putting together, looking at Christmas lights, fresh gingerbread and cinnamon rolls, spending some time learning about other holidays being celebrated this season, and practicing the enjoyment of life as I'm living it.