What do you mean it's December already?
I've gotten most of the rum balls shipped off, and am finishing up the packages to go to family. I made fewer rum balls this year and found the perfectly sized tin at Joanne's to fit exactly into the small flat rate box that the post office provides. I will not wind up going into debt to ship cookies this year! Yayyy!!!
But it still doesn't FEEL like December!
I am finishing up lavender sachets for the ladies. One of my silk hawaiian shirts gave up the ghost, so I cut it up, sewed the pieces up, and stuffed in the lavender. Quite satisfactory. My sis-in-law who loves flamingoes will get a flamingo tote bag and four flamingo-print potholders this year, because I found some awesome flamingo fabrics at an estate sale. My oldest brother (impossible to buy for) is getting a cap from Lowes' Hardware that has built-in led lights so he can see things in the dark now.
And next Saturday's knitting is all planned up now. Chocolate/orange/almond pound cake (I got red and green cupcake papers), orange/rosemary shortbread cookies, peppermint macarons, clementines, and chicken salad sandwiches - maybe with some rosemary. I may have to hem a few red napkins to dress the table. Really, these parties are more fun than should be legal.