I figured today I'd give an update on stuff going on around the house. What better time than mid-week, right? Today's update is on Christmas.
I love Christmas. It's a special time of year and I want to enjoy every moment of it. I find that I can't do that if I'm in the stores trying to find a gift for someone or a last minute something or what's on sale...you know the drill. It takes the fun and joy out of Christmas for me.
How do I remedy this? I get my shopping done as early as possible. Most people can't believe I have about 90% of my shopping done by Thanksgiving. Anything I haven't managed to get by then I order online. It's so much easier and there's no crowd to contend with. Plus, I find things that might not be in the stores. The only hassle some people site is shipping charges, but I find most websites waive the shipping costs if you order over a certain amount. I love Amazon.com for their Free Super Saver shipping. Any order over $25 ships free for certain items, and I make sure those are the items I'm shopping for! The other option I like is Walmart's Site-to-Store. I place an order on walmart.com and have it ship free to my local store. When I'm in there doing my regular shopping, I stop off at the Site-to-Store counter and pick up my order. No line, no waiting.
So here we are, December 8, and my shopping is done. I have some items that should be arriving this week ready to be wrapped, but the hard work is done. Now, on to baking!
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