Mary looked through the toy catalogue, wondering what to get for her two young nieces, a nephew, and a goddaughter. She had also been going through different Christmas menu plans, trying to decide what food to order for the upcoming party. Her friends were coming over, and she wanted everyone to have a good time.
Then there was the gift exchange between her and her close friends. Mary made a mental note to head down to the department store the following weekend to find suitable gifts. While there, she thought, she could also pick out new ornaments for a live fir tree which she was sure would be the showstopper at her party.
“Oh, I’d better remember to order the tree before it’s sold out,” she said to herself. Last year, she had been too late, and had to make do with an artificial Christmas tree. She wasn’t going to let that happen again.
It was only the first day of December and already, it seemed like Mary was falling behind in getting things ready for Christmas. “Christmas,” she mumbled to herself with a deep sigh.