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Exercising My Right.(to change my mind)

Roxie01966

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blog-0036905001387752502.jpgEarlier This year I decided I would give family gifts to my three adult children instead of individual gifts for each member. This idea was met with enthusiasm from each family and I was thrilled. I figured I'd have a few online orders and practically no wrapping. I would be finished early and then be able to enjoy the holidays stress free. My daughter and her husband chose theater tickets to a show that they have been wanting to see. I bought the tickets online and promised my babysitting services. DONE. My son's family wants a gaming system for their kids and I guess it works for playing movies too so that was easy. DONE. My other son wanted a software program for his computer. DONE. A few baby things and an obligatory gift or two and I have wrapped up my Christmas obligations while saving a bit of money too. That should be good right? Wrong. I am feeling lost, left out and completely unfulfilled. Each day I see something special I want to give someone on my now non existing list but I stayed strong; well, kind of. I tried, I really did . I made an effort to sit back and enjoy the spirit of Christmas but that was the problem. I had too much time on my hands. I made an effort to fill my time with cookie and candy making but that wasn't enough. I wanted my loved ones to have at least one Christmas surprise under the tree so I went shopping. The kind of shopping I vowed not to do this year. Mall shopping! Soon one thing led to another and I had small inexpensive trinkets for some and not others. That created a problem so I have been scurrying to even out my list. By the beginning of December I had picked up my knitting needles with hopes of making the ladies infinity scarves that I knew they liked; a lofty ambition this late in the season I know. I've been knitting myself blind the last few nights. It is the 22nd and I am not done and now I am behind in my wrapping and I'm beginning to feel stressed. I will have a house full on Christmas morning and I am far from ready. I have resigned myself to the fact that not everything will be done nor will it be perfect. There will be chaos and it is sure to be hectic; just the way I like it. Happy Holidays"




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RoseRed135

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LOL! Really enjoyed this post, Roxie! I guess old habits die hard - even when they create "stress" and "chaos!"

 

Thanks for the holiday wishes! Same to you!

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Roxie01966

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Thank you!

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imback

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LOL!! Glad I'm not the only one!!

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