Wednesday, December 18, 2013

What the Heck Wednesday

Pardon my whining in this post, but do you realize there are only seven days until Christmas (six shopping days).  SIX!! I am in panic mode now.  I've completed a great deal of my shopping.  Now I have the difficult gifts left to buy.  The gifts with which I struggle.  You know, the gifts for my husband and sons, just to name a few.

My husband never wants anything.  Of course, I always tell him he's going to get something anyway, so he might as well tell me what he wants.  But, that never works.  One year, we agreed not to buy each other anything.  I stuck to the agreement, but he bought me a beautiful emerald ring.  I cried because I felt so bad that I had nothing for him.  So, now when he says "nothing," I just think, yeah right.  I'm not falling for that again.

My boys are now 10 and 13, so they don't really play with toys anymore.  They usually ask for either small stuff or things that cost a small fortune.  So, I'm struggling.  With my boys, everything is a competition so I have to make sure I have the same number of gifts and spend roughly the same amount of money.  Heaven forbid I spend a few dollars more on one than the other. 

It's very difficult to shop when there are so many demands on our time this time of year.  We have our regular practices, lessons, basketball games, and add to that baking and party, party, party....
I bake much more this time of year than I usually do.  In fact, I've made about 10 dozen of these in the last week, 4 or 5 dozen brownies and some candy.  I think this weekend I'll either make more cookies or maybe some cinnamon rolls.  

Please tell me I'm not the only one who isn't ready for Christmas yet.  I swear, next year I'll start shopping in July.  I hate being rushed, and this happens every year.  Something has to change.  I want to be able to relax and enjoy the season, but that has yet to happen.

If you aren't ready for Christmas yet, get it done!  I don't want a lot of people in my way when I'm scrambling to finish.  LOL!  No, seriously.

I hope you all have a great day!  Happy Wednesday!