We are officially decorated! The tree is up, the lights are on outside and the nativity scene is in place. We had to turn up 95.5 too with all the Christmas music to put us in the holiday spirit. Jim had fun making fun of me too, each year I get so weepy! I reminisce about the Christmas’ we’ve had before, how fast it’s gone, and how blessed we are again this year. You just never know what a year will bring. We never know when it will be our last with a loved one, or a spouse will be out of work, etc. I just get so overwhelmed, and even feel so unworthy that I lose it! Jim can predict it and just laughs (thanks dear)!:)
Friday we made a halfway attempt at shopping. We walked into Toys R Us about 10am and saw the lines were ALL THE WAY to the back end of the store, and promptly turned around and left! I just can’t do it, maybe at some point when I’m excited about a certain item that is 70% off or something. We did a lot of our shopping online this year, several places are offering free shipping which is nice. The best thing for us is to get it over with and stay out of the stores! It’s too tempting to get stuff we just don’t need to buy. So the best solution for us it to stay away altogether. I am so bad at that. You walk into a store intending to buy 3 things and before you know it there are 10 more you “have” to get because it’s on sale, or it’s on a display, or you’ve been really wanting to get it for a long time. Whenever that happens I think “was my life missing this item before I walked into the store”? The answer is: almost never. So that is my therapy lesson for today!:) Hope you had a wonderful, happy, healthy Thanksgiving!