Christmas Shopping, Etc.

Christmas shopping. Yikes. It’s on us, almost past us (!)  and I am barely started. The list is not too long, luckily, but I have been wracking my brain to think of suitable gifts and have only covered my son, who always only wants money, and Dan. My sisters, my brother-in-laws, Dan’s family.

I have loved having someone with me who actually wanted to help decorate the tree this year, and who put up lights outside. It’s fun to Christmas shop with someone who genuinely wants  get people presents they will appreciate. Last night we were looking online for gifts for his grandkids, ages 6 and 8, and came up with a Lionel train set. We also found a good gift for Dan to give my sis and brother-in-law.

As with most things, Christmas shopping changes when you can share it, and not make it a burden.  Usually, I am overwhelmed with shopping, having to do it all myself along with wrapping and mailing. This year it feels different, like almost fun.

Come to think of it, a lot of things are different in a positive way this year.

But I digress.

We were going to go to Kohl’s today, armed with 30% off coupons, a $15 off coupon, and the promise of lots of Kohl’s cash back ($10 for every $50 we spent.) The operative word is “were” because I got an email from Kohl’s today announcing that Santa was going to be at Kohl’s today only.


Instead, we postponed the shopping trip until tomorrow, and we are beginning a closet organizer project which will almost double my hanging clothes space. I’m pretty excited about that. I live in a house almost 100 years old, and closets were not a big thing 100 years ago. I have enough for my stuff, though barely. Not much room for another person’s stuff.

It’s a good project for today for another reason. Although it is brilliantly sunny, it is cold here, literally. 46° F when I got up. And windy. Not exactly a beach day. So it’s a good day to get stuff done inside.

Maybe with any luck I’ll be able to get more shopping done online. I had planned to make Dan’s mom a piece of jewelry, maybe I can get that done today too.

Now that I’ve sorted out my day, I guess I’ll get busy. I have to do Christmas cookies this week too, so I can get them in the mail to my son. Enough procrastinating.

Love and light to all.

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