Monday, November 28, 2016

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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