Yikes!! With Thanksgiving being so late in November this year, I feel like I will be WAY behind if I wait to shop until after Turkey Day.
So I'm on a mission! I must gather lists before Thanksgiving. Better still, I must gather lists by Thursday.
The grown ups in my family swap names (we usually do this on Thanksgiving day), so we each only have one adult to buy for...except that we all usually buy for the grandparents because they always buy for all of us. Also, we all buy for the family children until they graduate from highschool. Then, our kids swap gifts with a few kids in other families. And we have one Christmas party to attend where hubs and I need to bring a $15 gift each....then we'll play "Dirty Santa" or whatever that ruthless game is called. Ruthless, but really fun...moving on.
The shopping must commence!!
Hubs and I must go over all those circled toys in the three or four toy books we have floating around the house. We must decide what toys are acceptable and which ones might make us want to stick hot pokers in our eyes...those toys will not be coming to the Goodness home!
And this all needs to be done by Thursday!
Because, Friday morning, I am going with three girlfriends to a city several hours away (not a land far, far away, because we don't want to spend all of our free time in the car!) to do nothing but Christmas shop!! (and eat, and yap, and eat, and giggle) This will be the third year that we've had a girly weekend of shopping and it really is a treat!
So...family, if you're reading, get those lists submitted for swapping, pronto. (and this means that hubs and I have to get cracking as well - eek!)
Otherwise, you'll be getting paperclips and kleenex. (that's random, but that's what I have sitting in front of me at the moment)
Happy Tuesday, all!