I did it! Did you feel the earth quiver in fear as I did my happy dance? I managed to get all of my presents bought and all but 3 cards sent before December.
I hear mutterings of "Big whoop Chicabee!" But to put it in context - I still have ALL the cards I addressed for the last 2 Christmases, I think my family got their presents by Easter and the only reason Stud1's family got anything is because of Amazon's next day delivery system... and wishlists!
I think this means that I am getting back on track to being the person I want to be and not the one stuck in the twilight zone. It's been a while since I have been able to see my way clear to get excited enough about things to get to the point of being ahead of schedule!
A little thing, but it's made me feel accomplished and happy.