Sunday, December 27, 2009

and we're back

Well, that was an unexpected intermission. Blogger seems to have eaten all my scheduled posts, so sorry for all that dead air!

At any rate, I'm back home, heading to work tomorrow. I had a lovely time with my family over Christmas, and actually made out like a bandit in terms of cash gifts. Total: $725! I'm topping off the first round of my electrolysis fund with it, which I'm very excited about. I have a coupon for $175 off that expires this week, so tomorrow I'll pop in on my lunch break and purchase the package.

I also got some nice non-monetary gifts and managed to get everyone on my list something special that was both well-thought-out and under budget. Looks like my total gift spending was $330.

I also started making a list of gift ideas for next year, since I always intend to shop throughout the year so that I'm not stressed around Thanksgiving. I usually start the list and then lose it, though. I hope it goes better this year. My biggest plan is a calendar for my grandmother made up of photos of her three grand-daughters (me and my sisters). I don't have a lot of photos of all of us together, and I actually don't have a lot of recent ones of either of them, so it'll be a project to get it all together.

Peanut and I agreed not to exchange gifts so I didn't buy him anything. I hope he sticks to our agreement (I'm pretty sure he will; we don't play games like that) but even if he doesn't I'm not buying him something just to buy it. I actually picked up my last gift at the sales today, but I think I'm officially done.

Hope alla y'all's holidays were as lovely as mine! (Can you tell I was in the South? whoo boy!)


  1. I like the idea of the Calendar with your photos in it!

    Functional AND fun :)

  2. I was in the South, too! :) And also got some awesome monetary and nonmonetary gifts. I'm glad you had such a nice Christmas.


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