Monday, December 8, 2003

Christmas, Christmas Time is Here…(A’ la Alvin & the Chipmunks). I didn’t get anything done this past weekend due to the snow. I did some shoveling along with Mark (my back hurts!), and we only went out for dinner on Saturday. Other than that, I guess you could say we were snowed in. Really, there was no point in going out. The only place I would’ve gone to was the mall, even then there’s only so much you can do. I don’t particularly like shopping during Christmas season (I’m sure a number of people feel the same way). I don’t like shopping when I know it’s going to be crowded, like when there’s sales and stuff. I just end up getting stressed out and rushed. Plus this year, I swore to do most of my shopping online. That way, I can fully think of what to get for certain people and won’t be swayed by other things if I window-shop. Last year, I splurged a bit and got some friends gifts on the expensive side. I’m really trying to be frugal, but not cheap! So far, I succeeded in not using my credit card for the past 2 months and that’s pretty good for me. This year, I also want to give gifts that will benefit others. Last year, I purchased gift items from the UNICEF catalog. I thought they were great but I don’t know if the recipients even realized that the gifts also doubled as donations. I encourage everyone to take a look since they do have very unique gift items.

My Gift List. The hubs asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I don’t really need anything. There are many things I want, but I don’t exactly need. Since we got the house, it’s kind put my spending into perspective. Don’t get me wrong, I will still drop $$$ on a Prada purse, but now, I have to think more than twice about it and juggle it with the needs of my home. So I told the hubs I want a bay window in the dining room for Christmas! Hahaha…Don’t think I’ll get it, but we do plan on doing all our windows next year. I have to save up for the bay window and the installation. As for my Christmas wishes now….these are a few of my favorite things (aside from the “dream items” such as a new kitchen, bling-bling jewelry, a Prada purse, a second-floor extension, and Manolos):

1) BLISS spa gift certificate - I love their oxygen facials!
2) AMAZON gift certificate - books, DVDs, and other things, oh my!
3) The Crimson Petal & The White - by Michael Faber
4) A Series of Unfortunate Events – by Lemony Snicket; something to tide me over until Harry Potter pops up again.
5) Gossip Girl Series boxed set - by Cecily von Ziegasar
6) Dogs of Babel - by Carolyn Parkhurst
6) A box of Godiva Honey Roasted Almond Truffles
7) Movie Passes (National Amusement Theaters –they rock!)
8) Tony Little’s Gazelle - to get my lazy ass moving while I watch TV
9) Personal Trainer Sessions – again, to get my lazy ass moving as I have not been to the gym since September.
10) BARNES & NOBLE gift certificate – as you may have noticed, I read a lot.

Of course, this is all subject to updating.
POSTED BY KAT AT 12/08/2003 03:43:00 PM |


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