Can you believe it's the middle of November already and 2015 is almost over? It's crazy. I'm not ready to start thinking about Christmas!
However, that being said, I already have most of Christmas covered for my boys. They are getting one big gift to be shared. A gift that (I'm reminded fairly often) has been on their list for 3 long years -- and they have no idea it was purchased, shipped to the house, and is sitting in a room (disguised, of course) only feet from where they sleep each night.
There will be a few little side gifts added as well. Maybe a book, a new hoodie or two and/or a pair of boots (stuff they need) but otherwise that's it.
I still need to buy for my nieces and nephews (8 of them) but I should be able to knock that out fairly quickly. Last year I went simple with movie gift cards so I was hoping to actually buy a tangible gift this year. It all depends upon the cooperation of my sister-in-laws ...
Thanks to a gift card purchase promotion at my grocery store last week, I was able to knock out gifts for my Mom and Mother-in-law too.
Guess it's time to re-print my Excel shopping list I use every year to keep me organized and to remember what I've bought and how much I've spent. I keep it tucked in my purse. It really is a lifesaver!
(You can't tell I have an accounting degree and work as an auditor, can you?)