No–I have not lost my calendar or my mind. . .but I have begun Christmas shopping in earnest. In fact–Thad is all done. . .from the T-Rex Mountain to the Doodle Monster to the mini Transformers to a minipack of superheroes to add to his collection to a game of HiQ to a couple of things for his stocking and two Christian books about how good little boys should behave. All he needs is a pack of Pez and a dispenser (Christmas tradition dontcha know) and Hershey Santas and a huge candy cane full of M&Ms–two other traditions–all from my own childhood.
Done. . .done. . .done. . .and started on Victoria and done for one nephew and did my mom’s shopping for my kids while I was at it.
I just love to be DONE. Now I am not tempted by the siren song of *SALE* *SALE* *SALE*–and no matter WHAT I might see that is just PERFECT–well, I’ve spent the budget for the boy, so I’m really and truly DONE!!!!!! And the day after Thanksgiving I will be at home hidden away up in my bedroom wrapping Christmas presents so that on Christmas eve all I have to do is sneak said and wrapped presents downstairs to distribute in piles under the tree and then I can have another cup of wassail and make Tony watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” even though he does not care for Jimmy Stewart but seeing as how he’s so cute and Jimmy Stewart was unavailable at the time, I married him anyway
Okay. . .that’s all. I’m just so very, very happy to be DONE!!!!!!