January 2018 Rudy Day!

Discussion in 'Rudolph Day' started by sweetpumkinpye, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    The first Rudy day is coming very quickly.
    In some ways it seems like Christmas 2017 was so long ago, was it really only four weeks?

    I know that the months between now and Christmas 2018 will fly by so I want to make the most of the time that we have so that I will be as prepared as possible.

    January Rudy day I will be at my mums. We are going to string battery operated lights on a garland that she has so that it is ready for decorating later in the year, We will also look through her gift closet to see if there was anything left from last year that may be useful for this year. If not we will donate it.
    We will do all this of course while listening to a Christmas CD.

    Don't forget the movie of the month!!!!
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  2. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

  3. jampss

    jampss Well-Known Member

    Great reminder, sweetpumkinpye
    Nice movie site, Miss JoDee.

    I saw this movie a few years ago. It was cute. Can't wait to re-watch!

    Here's my Rudolph Day 2018 list

    Look through notebook
    * Look at Pinterest for ideas
    * Play Christmas Music CD's
    * Watch a Christmas movie
    * Wear cute Christmas socks, red & green outfit
    * Post something on Facebook to annoy my friends :)
    * Re-read the Christmas story in the Bible

    January: Christmas Notebook Focus
    February: Craft to Make Focus
    March: Movie List Focus
    April: Christmas Dishes Focus
    May: Recipe to Try Focus
    June: Things to Do List Focus (live nativities, concerts, church programs etc)
    July: Stocking Stuffer Focus
    August: Menu Planning Focus (Thanksgiving, Cookie Plans, Christmas Eve, Christmas Morn breakfast, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day)
    September: Baking Focus
    October: Christmas Letter Webpage Update and Cards Focus
    November: CELEBRATE!!
    December: CELEBRATE!!
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  4. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Jampss, I love how you have broken down areas into months. I have never thought of doing it like that, we are a little adhoc. January is always planning but after that it just seems to happen. I would like to focus more on individual items so that nothing gets left out.
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  5. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    I'm following Organized Christmas' monthly Rudolph Club meeting assignments from here - http://christmas.organizedhome.com/rudolph-club - and this year, I am making two resolutions, follow this schedule faithfully and blog about it each month. I wish the updated 2018 planner pages were available in January as that would be a great time to get them into your notebook. I'll just go through and put a little Post-It flag on the ones that need to be added later. I have some updating to do on the Christmas movies and music pages and in the ornament inventory. This is also the year I budget enough money to stay on budget. So many little extras worked their way into my shopping last year and I ended up over budget.

    jampss, did you make up your list or did you find it on another Christmas site?

    January - Tie Up Loose Ends (gather ideas and organize your Christmas notebook)
    February - Begin a Holiday Letter
    March - Birthday Gift-Buying Strategy (party planning for the holiday season)
    April - Plan Holiday Crafts
    May - Catalog Shopping Tips
    June - Recipe Round Up
    July - Choose a Holiday Plan (Christmas in July celebration)
    August - Craft Control (thinking ahead to Elf on the Shelf and in my case, December Daily)
    September - Prepare for Holiday Gifts and Giving
    October - Plan Holiday Meals
    November - Write Holiday Letter

    See you back here on the 25th! Raise your hand if you're thinking ahead to Christmas in July!!!
  6. jampss

    jampss Well-Known Member

    I got the list idea from Organized Christmas years ago, plus ideas from MHH! I like your list!
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  7. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Love the lists!!! I am a list gal for sure! :)

    I am getting my hair cut and highlighted after work on the 25th - maybe I'll look for Christmas pins on my phone while sitting there! lol
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  8. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    AJ, looking through pinned ideas always makes me happy. I need to do that soon and declutter some of my boards.
  9. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Watched a Christmas movie (don't remember the title) about a woman who dies and she has to come back on earth to learn a lesson before being admitted to paradise and knitted. That was my Rudy day fun this week. I also updated my craft Christmas list.
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  10. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    What a great Rudolph Day! All the details are up on my blog with photos but here's a quick summary: Followed Organized Christmas' January Rudolph Club prompt, Tie Up Loose Ends with the sub-prompt of Gather Ideas and Organize your Christmas Notebook, so I tied up all the loose Christmas ends around the house and organized my planner; watched both Christmas Kiss movies, and found the ornament I will make for our CIJ Ornament Swap.
  11. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Pamela, sounds like you have had a great day. It seems you are ahead of the game with your planning, well done.
  12. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Well-Known Member

    alright, I'm getting ready to pack for a scrapbooking retreat. This calls for a Christmas movie...I still have several left on the DVR, so I'll go pick.
  13. GrammaDeb

    GrammaDeb Well-Known Member

    Dsil is still a Grinch, so no Rudy Day for me today. I will sneak it in tomorrow.
  14. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    missed rudy day bc i was sick. will start with the feb movie

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