Holidays

The turkey was barely cold before the shopping frenzy started this year.  Vicki actually talked me into going to an insane number of stores.

The nice thing – we used coupons to save money.  We used our apps – Ibotta and Checkout 51 – to save money.  While we did some spending, we reduced the price as much as possible.

I need to get working on afghans.  I have a queue of five right now – more I’m sure if I look at my list.  However, before I can crank on the afghans, I have to finish the holiday gifts which I have two or three left to do.

I’m going to have a number of days off between Christmas and New Years.  I’m looking forward to the time but the holidays are always a struggle for me.  It surprised me this year how annoying I found holiday music – even songs I enjoyed previously.  I’ve also been super annoyed with the Christmas commercials which started right after Halloween.

I’m going to attempt to be less of a bah humbug but I’m making no guarantees.  Ken told me the neighbors were all putting out their decorations.  All I could think was what a waste of money.  I know I’m a humbug.  I try to keep it to a minimum but still… it affects me.

In an attempt to look on the bright side, I’ve been enjoying how November hasn’t been as gloomy.  We’ve had great weather which is a bit unusual for us.  It’s been pleasantly cool but still nice enough to enjoy.  The days haven’t been too gloomy – though today is.  I’m watching the low clouds move across the sky and thinking they look like snow clouds but I don’t think we’re quite cold enough for snow yet.

December is fast approaching, work is slowing down from frantic to crazy.  I’m looking forward to about eleven days off in a row at the end of the month.  I’m hoping to get a lot of crocheting and organizing done.  In the meanwhile, I’ll work on not being grumpy with people about the holidays.

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