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The theme of this week seems to be: I have a confession.
Confession 1: I am on the verge of giving up breastfeeding.
Confession 2: I make my Christmas list all year round.
And coming tomorrow … I hate tomatoes.
But for now, Christmas.
I am pretty cheap. I’m no Money Saving Mom, but I’ve whittled down my grocery bill this year, buy almost all secondhand clothes at Goodwill and consignment sales, and try to keep the random purchases to a minimum. This is totally learned behavior, but I’m getting more skilled. And more patient! (And can I say, I TOTALLY love my Vigoss jeans I bought for $7 at a thrift store in Chattanooga! Best fitting jeans I’ve ever found. They’re these…but not size 1!!)
And so, I shop by wish list. I’ve used both Amazon wish list and Kaboodle, but I prefer Amazon, especially now that they have universal wishlist–where you can add anything from anywhere on the Internet. There’s not much you can’t find listed on Amazon, but for clothes especially, the universal list is awesome.
It’s nice to be able to add year-round when I think of something I might actually really want or need, as opposed to sitting there on Thanksgiving Day, a pen forced into my hand, trying to rack my brain for something. I definitely don’t expect to get gifts only off a list, but I know I enjoy having a list for others and I hope they feel the same way for me. (And my mother-in-law refuses to shop except off a list.)
I go through periods, though, where I obsess over it. (Surprise, surprise. What can I NOT obsess over?) I’ve been on a bit of a wishlist kick lately–especially after seeing the adorable things at the Dayspring/(in)courage store. Current desires are Department 56 Christmas village items, Broadway soundtracks (always!), and cookbooks from my fellow bloggers!
Usually I have most of my own Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving. I haven’t even given it a thought until today, though. Guess it’s time to get the wheels turning.
Have you thought at all about Christmas? What’s one fun item you’d put on your wishlist (or is on it already)?