Thursday, November 3, 2011

Christmas is coming people...

Christmas is coming!!! AGHHHHHH!!!! Yes, I installed a beautiful little countdown aka. anxiety-maker on my desktop yesterday here at work. Was it the best idea? Probably not. Is it totally cute and shimmery on my desktop at all times? Yes! Well, it reads 50 days, 6 Hours, 45 Min. and XX seconds to go. I'm not joking, people. It's coming, and it's coming FAST. And with Christmas comes Bennett's birthday... those two little buggers go hand in hand now and that doubles Momma's anxiety! Am I freaking out? Yeah, maybe a little. Should I just relax and roll with the punches? OH yes, absolutely.  Is that going to actually happen? F no. :)

Anyway, so I decided to take matters into my own hands and I drew names for our family of gift-givers. We used to get gifts for everyone in our family [my side of the family, that is], but that ended up being WAY too many gifts and way too much money excessively spent. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE LOVE LOVE to buy presents for people but in this economy... there is no justifying it. Sooooooooooooo, I think either a year or two ago we started drawing names for each other. It worked out beautifully and now we're going to do it again this year. Of course B is excluded as I'm pretty sure everyone wants to buy him his very own gift without expecting one in return. Lucky little guy!!!!! He will make a haul, I know it. Birthday AND Christmas. Atta boy. Soooooooo now that the names have been drawn, the shopping will begin!!!! I like having extra thinking/shopping time especially considering the 2nd part of our gift-giving rules. The 2nd gift must be a clearance item of 75% off or more OR a handmade gift of some sort. I love seeing what people come up with for that part!!! My family, love them dearly, are not the most creative people I've ever met... but this little addition to our present-giving process at Christmas-time has really fueled that creative fire!!! :)

Now I need to work on getting my little Christmas list together. I will admit that I am super tough to buy for without said list. :-P

What's on your Christmas list this year????

Happy Thursday everyone!!!! Hope y'all are doing well. I'm out of here !


  1. Love the idea of giving a homemade or clearance gift! We switch names in my family too. It's just waaay too expensive otherwise!

  2. Thank God someone else feels the way I do! I keep seeing all these posts about holiday cheer and blah blah blah and I'm in a panic-induced caffeine coma over here. Seriously? It feels more like Easter than Spring, and so the Christmas music seems almost ironic around here! Maybe if it was colder I could get into it, but it feels like it was just Christmas a month ago :(

  3. Believe me I'm in panic mode right now. I've got so much going on I feel so overwhelmed I don't even know where to start. :/


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