I am going to try and set a deadline for running errands for myself and spend the remaining time until Thanksgiving settling in and re-bonding with my home. I hope this helps. We have company coming for the holiday and I want to be well rested, well stocked, and completely comfortable when that day arrives.
After we are finished with the holiday I have been considering returning to planing my menu's for the entire month and shopping once a month for the supplies I need. A few perishables must be picked up here and there but for the most part I am able to stay out of the store during the month and it's wonderful!
With Christmas a little over a month away I can feel the tension and frantic pace increase on a daily basis as the Christmas shopping season approaches. The cold weather is starting to move in and I am excited at the prospect of spending my days with something warm for dinner simmering away on the oven while I work on a sewing project in the warmth of our home. Once again my balance will be restored.