I just got done baking a triple batch of cookies. I'm taking two-thirds of them with me to Iowa when I leave at 6:30 tomorrow morning, to give to various family members; the rest are hidden in my roommate's non-functional dishwasher (in a container (with a bow!), of course). I tried to leave no trace in the kitchen that baking had happened -- dishes can be washed and put away and counters wiped down, but it's hard to get rid of the smell of baking, so that might give me away. But with any luck, she won't suspect anything, and when she drops me off at the airport tomorrow (how cool is it that she's doing that?), I'll tell her to look in the dishwasher when she gets home.
With the exception of the cookies, I'm not really doing Christmas presents this year. Instead, I sent money to the Red Cross today. I decided that my attitude here was exceedingly lame. "Waaaah, I don't have enough money to give to charity because my luxury items cost too much!" Screw that. If I can go into debt for unimportant things, I can go into debt for important ones.
So: laundry done, showered, cookies baked, dishes washed, desk organized. I still have to pack, of course, but sheesh, I'm pretty happy with what I've accomplished already. Any way I could trade in a shower for one already-packed carry-on bag?