Friday, December 14, 2007

Christmas shopping

Well, we spent the day Christmas shopping, last night too. Now we have spent our wad and we are all done!!! I am so excited, this will be the first year that we don't do any shopping on Christmas Eve! Costco is usually so quiet Christmas Eve that we don't mind, but it does make that day a bit hectic.
My husband spent way too much money on me and I know what I am getting. I love it, but I agonize over the money he spent. I am agonizing over the money I spent! I am not a spender, well I can be, but I am a racked with guilt spender. Oh well, Christmas only comes once a year and this is really only the second or third time in 14 years that we have actually done this. Some people go overboard year after year. And our kid's gifts are quite reasonable, so I am glad of that.
It is quite fun to be able to go out and get something for someone that you know they will love. Often, gift buying can be quite painful for me, because I always feel like I can't pick something that will make the other person happy. I feel like I will buy or make something that I think is wonderful and the giftee will be disappointed and therefore be disappointed in me. It is totally dumb, I know, but it has always been a part of my perfectionist personality. For some reason I don't feel that this year. I feel like I put my heart into the purchases I made and the gifts I made and that it will all be fine. The people I am giving to, love me. I love them. And really that is all that matters. Isn't it?

8 comments:

  1. Yes, it's really the thought that counts. Hope you'll have a beautiful Christmas and holiday season!

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  2. Yep, that is all that matters!

    We were pretty reasonable this year too. Last year, I went way overboard. It was ridiculous and I didn't like what I was teaching our kids.

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  3. Yes it is and you sound so sweet, Kristen - are you really so sweet? I think so. I wish I could say that I was done with all my shopping - I almost am, but not quite. It sounds like you are very lucky - in so many ways. Hope you have a really good weekend. Take care. Kellan

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  4. So what are you getting???!!!
    I can't wait to hear:)

    And I know all your peeps will love their gifts:) Your a great gift giver!

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  5. This is such a sweet post, Kristin. And I think your husband is right to splurge on you -- you totally deserve it :)

    Heidi

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  6. ooh! Can't wait to hear what you're getting! And I'm sure that people love your gifts...I think that it's the thought that counts, and you can tell when love and thought went into a gift. Now, I want lots of photos of the loot on Boxing Day, k?

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  7. What are you getting? I'm jealous that you are all done. It sounds like we are a lot alike as my hubby always gets me great gifts and he spends a lot of money which always makes me fret because I'm not as much as a spender as he is...

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  8. Don't forget the stocking stuffers!!

    http://organizeddoodles.blogspot.com/

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