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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