Tuesday, December 2, 2008
TIS THE SEASON.....
This is so going to be me at our Office Christmas party! LOL...we always have a catered dinner somewhere, with Karaoke....one too many glasses of bubbly, and I very well may be singing, "This job blows"...lol.
I haven't even started my Christmas shopping. Not one single thing as been bought. I don't have any decorations up, nothing.
Don't worry, though...I plan to start the decorating this Friday night. Hubby has to work, I have no kids for the weekend, so it will be just me, the decorations and a bottle of wine! Hopefully, I will get it done. Then, this weekend, I plan to start some shopping. We are on a very tight budget...so, buying for 4 boys, is going to be hard. Our biggest purchase is going to be an XBox 360/Guitar Hero...
It would be so nice, if we could win the lottery or something...I hate how the pressure is on, trying to come up with enough money to satisfy everyone, make everyone happy. Hubby and I never buy for each other. As our primary focus, is the kids. It sucks....maybe that's why I procrastinate about starting my shopping.
Oh, well...I will do the best I can, hopefully the boys will be happy.
If it wasn't for the stress of money, I would love Christmas, but...because that always puts pressure on us, I hate it...it has become so commercialized. When I was a kid, we were just has happy with a few presents, our stocking. Which was usually filled with apples/oranges, candy canes, nuts and a box of chocolate covered cherries.
If my kids got that in their stockings, they would think a cruel joke had been played on them. But, I guess I have no one to blame but myself. I have always went above and beyond, set the bar too high, and it kills me to try to keep that level every year.
So, how many of you are like me, not even started your shopping/decorating?