posted by pissed off patricia at 2:05 AM
i have done nothing......even tho Hannukah has past, everything my family does is on christmasheading to boston on sunday for the holiday -- and it looks like the present this year for everyone is cooking breakfast and dinner and of course cleaning....
Bought some junk for the kids, and that's the end of it. Oh, December 26th, come quickly please!
You have a head start, compared to me.I'm looking forward to January. I'm going to just try to ignore the next week.(except for the Grandkids, of course)
I have all my X-mas shopping to do, and I'm doin' MOST of it at the bank!That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.
It depends on the gift PoP. You and Mr. PoP are going to Sanibel for a holiday which will be great and no need for presents. Madam and I each get one gift from each other and that shopping is already done. So I am set.
i'm finished except for all the cooking for xmas eve.i'm surprised at that. i'm usually very far behind.
I'm pretty much set, as I only have a couple of people to buy for. I really made an effort to start early this year (mid-November) and take my time.
We're doing no gifts this year so that's no problem. The Spawn got through a giftless Hanukkah without dying so a giftless Christmas should be just as easy.Actually, other than a few decorations, we're going very low key. No cards. No parties. The charity gifts and the gift for the class gift exchange for our youngest have been purchased, wrapped and delivered to the school, so really that's it.The only thing left is to bake a few cookies (a tradition) and hang around and watch XMas specials on DVD. Oh, and eat Chinese on XMas eve. (another tradition)This no heavy spending thing could become a tradition, too. I hope!Happy holidays to all.
Like dguzman, I'm just about all set when it comes to the Christmas shopping. I had to get an early start because two of my daughters and two grandchildren live out of state and they had to be shipped early. Although, I just got a call from my daughter in Pennsylvania and she said my four year old granddaughter sneaked into the box of gifts, brought them to her room, unwrapped them and hid them under her bed. She even unwrapped her brothers gifts! Brat!!! Next year she gets coal. The worse person to buy for is my 94 year old mother-in-law. If I buy her a really pretty outfit, even if it's in her favorite color, she won't wear it. It will hang in her closet. BUT, she then has her daughter drive her to the Salvation Army store and she buys clothes there that are not in the best shape. The important thing to her is that she only spent 50 cents for a blouse or $2 for a pair of slacks. This year, I'm going to tell her I found the outfit I bought her at the Salvation Army or Goodwill and I only paid $2.50. Maybe she'll wear it then. Sheesh.
Hey, you've beat me by one! ; )My Best to You and Yours! ; )
i have almost totally ignored the pressure to spend, shop, worry, and stress this year. a first! and it feels awesome. this week i will get the "kids" (15, 21, & 25) their gifts-the adults are not exchanging them. part of the inspiration to lighten the load has been economics. we had a very rough year, so why get deeper in the debt cesspool? just trying a different approach, for these very different times.
We're about half way done with shopping. But this year we're trying to keep it simple. I strongly recommend watching the documentary What Would Jesus Buy?. It will make you think twice about the consumerist season.Looks like Jessica Simpson jinxed your team. Romo should tell her to stay home next time...
or not. we opted for not this year and i have to tell you- it's freeing. kids only gifts and taking the money we would have spent and going away for a weekend by ourselves is a heckuva lot better idea. we are quite pleased. next year- i think i am going to cut out the marathon baking too. just a few cookies here and there- and feasting instead. no more consumeristic holidays for the betmos!! cheers!
We don't celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, so we just slide through the buying season unscathed. We do celebrate the return of the sun during solstice. Nothing fancy, just a peek at the sunrise and a grateful welcome back.
We got the tree up this weekend, but haven't decorated it yet, and I got the outside lights up on the porch. Gift shopping? Oh, yeah, that...
maybe the 'program' this year is to kick back....i announced early on that this is what I'm doing....it's been a fairly restful season so far. Ah....
No tree or decorations up this year because the house is on the market, we have a new, very rambunctious cat, plus I'm not having a houseful over for Christmas dinner this year - yay!Shopping? Done. Online. Everything's arrived, still in their packages, tho. So guess I should at least take them out and make sure they're what I ordered... Then wrap them. Yawn.
Commander Agi is right! That bimbo Jessica Simpson made us lose! It's just like Mickey said on Rocky: "Women! Weaken! Legs!"PS--I tagged ya, and now yer it--see my birdy blog if you feel like obliging. If not, just curl up with Fred and Murray and have a good afternoon!
Hey... Be positive... at least you have started. All the best fpr the rest of the week. :-)
Well, freaking out about HAVING to do a bunch of tasks for something that could be fun, like a wedding or a special day, seems useless to me. When people whine about all the work they HAVE to do for a wedding, I ask them, so why are you doing it? Elope! Same for this time of year. Bake a few cookies, or some panettone, but why feel obligated and unhappy?As my almost 90 yer mother always used to say,"Is this REALLY necessary?" Most of the time, nope.
I'm getting my minivan fixed for Christmas!It hasn't been road worthy in almost two years.
All I have left is to buy one more gift and then to wrap some. Nah nah nah.
Tree-checkdecorations outside-checkpresents for wife-sorta checkfamily polyanna-not so goodwork polyanna-ideas, though nothing purchasedxmas eve menu-half way done.rest? never
Well, there is still a week left. Don't sweat it!
Um I'd rather just not think about that right now ok?
I'm still trying to find out what my wife wants for Christmas.She has two lists.The first list is the fantasy list of things we can't get or do. It is filling fast.The second list is of things that are grounded in reality. It is empty.
giftmas is where it's at. booze, friends, family, food and presents.
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