Monday, November 16, 2009

Christmas, Part 2

I don't know why, but I am really struggling this year to wrap my arms around Christmas. I know how much money I have to work with, I know who I need to buy for, but nothing is jumping out at me as something I need to cross off my list. Anyone who knows me well knows that I not only do I have lists, I have lists to organize my lists, so to not cross things off my lists is very nerve wracking to me.

I think that part of my struggle in getting this task done and over is that I am Christmas shopping with cash this year. It's so much easier to shop online and just order things and have them show up in that happy little box from Amazon (really, there is a smiley right on the box!) show up and I can toss it in the closet and be done with it. I keep thinking I am going to come across "the gift" for someone and it will be too late because I either don't have the money now, or I've already bought something for them.

I feel like I'm totally skipping over Thanksgiving this year because the stores went straight from Halloween decorations to Christmas, there is already a radio station playing nothing but Christmas music, and they picked Secret Santa already at work. Maybe what I need to do is just stick my fingers in my ears and scream "nah-nah-nah-nah" until the day after Thanksgiving!