First our numbers!!!!!!
I've finished shopping. I wish that I could say that I'm done wrapping too, oh and that the damned cookies were all made with love. Not!
Anyways, I managed to have a COMPLETELY FREE CHRISTMAS! We managed to scrape together $1573.65 and we spent $1541.57! Yes, I rule!
I know, I know, I know, we spend way to much. $1541.57 is too much to spend on gifts. The way I see it is we don't go to the movies, we don't go out to eat. We live a very simple life style except for Christmas. Everyone needs to splurge(well you get to splurge if you have no bills) and this is ours. Could I cut back? Probably but it would ruin the last little bit of joy that Christmas actually gives me. Sorry but I am the Grinch. I'm never happy about wrapping, making cookies, or dragging a dead tree in the house. But I do love to give gifts.
Will we cut back? No. We have tried and it just didn't work for us. I need to admit to our flaws and work with them. So I will continue to try and "find" money to pay for our Christmas.
And now on to the words...........................
Den's grandpa sent us our Christmas cards early. Everyone in the house knows that as soon as you get a gift, you write the thank you card. "If you can't write a thank you card, you never deserved the damned gift in the first place. Send it back," that was the phrase that my wonderful grandmother would use on me when I was a kid and didn't want to write a thank you card. I've used that phrase many times on my kids.
Anywho, DJ got out the thank you card basket, found a card and started to write. I keep a dictionary in the basket because none of us are great spellerz. DJ decided that we should make thank you card writing more interesting by flipping through the dictionary, sticking your finger in the pages as they flip, and land on a word. Then you have to try and incorporate that word into the card. He landed on flagellation, it means to flog. The boy needs help!
Off to flagellant,