I'm afraid, I will have to opt out of giving Christmas gifts this year. Because apparently, I can not be trusted with the debit card or checkbook once I am inside a store. Until today, I had not bought the first gift, but I was doing pretty good at being thrifty. Halfway through the morning I had an epiphany....it is only 23 days until the Day.
So I made my plans and at my lunch hour I got started. First stop Hobby Lobby. Everyone within a 200 mile radius was in the store snatching 50% off items. I joined them. Nothing I bought was on the list. And I spent so long there I had to go back to work without a gift purchased.
After work, I resolved to try again. I need an ornament for the church's ornament swap this Friday night. We ladies play Dirty Santa there and I wanted to find an ornament so good there will be a fight over who gets to keep it. Mission accomplished! But, I bought myself one too......
This weekend I am invited to a birthday party for my Great Nephew. I stopped at the bookstore for his gift. Success! I not only found a gift for him, but I got one for my grandson for Christmas.
Then I headed back to look at the magazines....have I ever told you that someone should do a magazine intervention for me? I am seriously addicted to publications by Stampington and Company. I mean look at this.....
Aren't they freakin cool? They are called Family Portrait Rag Dolls. You can understand why I had to buy the magazine can't you? I want to make a family like this.
The article can be found in the current issue of this magazine.
And while I am talking magazines. I really like to browse through Artful Blogging too.
But, I've strayed away from the topic....a girl and her money....or rather, a girl and her inability to just say no to herself. But I must! I have to be good! I have to buy gifts for others! Without buying a corresponding gift for myself.
What's a girl to do once she has unleashed the restraints and allowed herself to shop?