I'm done --Christmas shopping, that is.

sheilajoyce_gwDecember 13, 2012

Well, Christmas shopping has gone quickly this year, and I finished tonight at Macy's where I bought 4 ties for my SIL. Most of the ordered things have been delivered already, but I am still waiting on two things.

DD is bringing the grandsons for a few days' visit on Sunday, and after they leave, I will get out the tree and decorations. The tree blocks the door to the back yard, so I will wait.

They will come back on the 26th for tree and a second Christmas dinner and they will see the house all decorated then. Two of my kids are spending Christmas with their in-laws but will be back on the 26th, so DD asked to have a 2nd Christmas at our house that afternoon. I will get my younger son to help me with the 2nd meal and go simpler than I will on the 25th. And this will be the last time I get hooked into making two Christmas dinners two nights in a row.

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I'm done as well. Still waiting for two parcels to arrive. The budget for Christmas gifts got cut this year by four thousand dollars in vet bills. Our vet was absolutely terrific in supporting us through the diagnosis, treatment and loss and will be getting a special thank you for Christmas. DH and I aren't exchanging gifts. We have what we need/want anyway. We have a very small family and gifts are very practical except for two children that I spoil. I shop year round for Christmas gifts as my pension can't take the "December hit". No tree will be going up as we still have three active cats. The outside decorations are up.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 8:23AM
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I bought most gifts online and I "cheated" by buying mukltiuples of the same gift. Rachael Ray's latest cookbook for some, bird suet feeders for others. I don't enjoying gifting as much as I used to. I do like to buy interesting gifts for kids under ten, there are only 2 to buy for.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 10:00AM
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