Thursday, November 24, 2011

A little green...

with envy.

It's true, I'm a little green with envy.  A little jealous of family and friends who are leaving today to head south to do some U.S Black Friday shopping.  I have to admit, I'm very tempted to go Black Friday shopping.  I even took tomorrow off from work, just in case I decided to go.  But I know that shopping tomorrow will end up with purchases I didn't really need to make.  If I were more prepared with my Christmas shopping list, I'd consider going but as of today, I have a list of people to shop for, but absolutely no idea what to buy as gifts.  So if I were shopping, I'm sure I'd end up wandering around aimlessly.  Not to mention that it will be incredibly busy with huge crowds and long lineups.

DH is working the day shift for the next couple weeks, so he's home in the evenings.  And usually we end up going out in the evenings with the kids, but so far this week we've managed to stay in.  There was one quick trip to Walmart to pick up diapers/pull-ups for J, but that's the only time I went out.  So I'm glad that we haven't gone out to the mall.

DH's company is hosting their Children's Christmas party on Saturday and I'm very excited to take the kids.  They always have a great time and love to ride the amusement park rides and see Santa.  I believe each weekend from now until the new year will be busy with parties and family/friend gatherings.  I need to stay on top of things and be organized so that I'm not spending money recklessly.  Hopefully I can do some Christmas shopping online tonight.

1 comment:

  1. I know exactly what you mean! I'm not nearly as organized as I need to be to tackle the onslaught of spending in the next 30 days. Hopefully, I too will find some time this weekend to coordinate my lists with my budget.