Thursday, December 18, 2008

Seven Days ..

I think that is the name of a horror movie ..

Oh my gosh, it is seven days until Christmas. With TJ’s troubles (not me .. the back troubles) we have been unable to get out and do any Christmas shopping. She won’t let me do it alone because she knows everyone will end up with, you guessed it, SOCKS.

Today, she was (aggravated enough) feeling well enough to get out of the house (before she killed someone) to do a little Christmas shopping. So, off we went. We took the Chella with us (because everyone deserves a break.) She was surprised that we would take her with us until I explained that we weren’t buying her anything for Christmas this year (budget cuts and all .. the ‘Christmas for an 18 yr old’ program was cut.) She didn’t buy that and while they were shopping at JC Penney, TJ bought her some, you know it, SOCKS.

TJ felt much better just getting out of the house. I even sprang for some lunch. We managed to buy for most of the grandkids, Audrey & Adam, Chasity & Chris, some for Kyle, and even managed to sneak in a gift for Chella while she was fussing about Caleb texting her non-stop. I told TJ not to buy anything for me. I already bought her a couple Christmas presents for us. We counted the new laptop as a Christmas gift for us. I gave it to her when I got home with it. She says that I completely miss the whole Christmas thing. I just figure; if I bought it for you, why make you wait a month or so to give it to you? Besides, the whole ‘what did you get me ‘ Christmas mentality sucks, in my opinion.

Still, it is seven days until Christmas day. The weatherman keeps threatening a white Christmas. The shopping is slowly getting done.

Does it court as lying if you are lying to yourself? Or is it just ‘the best laid plans .. blah blah blah ..? Every year we tell ourselves we are going to start earlier to do the Christmas shopping, and every year we wait, for some reason or another. AND every year it still gets done.

I’ll say it now, I’ll say it later, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


audrey said...

soooo...since u said you think its silly to wait til christmas AND you already bought mine..does that mean i can have it now????

miruspeg said...

Glad to hear Tammy was able to get out of the house for the day....she must be going stir-crazy!

I have given up lying to myself. I know I will leave sending cards, wrapping presents, etc until the last minute.....and I've still got 6 days to go....plenty of time, no need to panic yet!

Oh and guess what Ron, I bought myself some sock for Christmas, because no-one ever gives me any!

Take care

Retro Girl said...

Wishing you all a very Merry, Peaceful and joyous Christmas! ***HUGS*** Glad Tammy got out..hope she's resting comfortably (as can be) for now.
Luv yas!

Heather of the EO said...

GO Tammy! It's so true, it does always get done sooner or later. Phew! :)

Willow Tree said...

I know Christmas is the same day every year... but it really does sneak up on me! I'm uber optimistic about 2009 though; next year I'll be right on top of my to do's! :o)

Glad to hear Tammy was able to get out and about. Call me shallow, but a shower and a trip to Wal-Mart can make me feel human again.

You said the weatherman was threatening a white Christmas? Isn't that the All American dream?? I've got plenty of snow to spare here in Minnesota, LOL.

Blessings, Carolynn

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Hope springs eternal. Where would we be if we didn't start the holiday season with the belief that all of our shopping will be done by December 5th, our handwritten notes of love and friendship will be in the mail by December 10th, and money will never be an issue over the course of the entire stinkin' month? (Oh wait...I meant to write "blessed" month. Sorry about that.)

It is not lying. Nope. It is just following an age-old Christmas tradition.


Debbie said...

It is not lying to yourself. If it is, I am in trouble! And I'm so happy Tammy felt like an outing. I hope that lifted her spirits some.
Hey - I have socks bought for three people on my list. Great minds think alike, mister.