A Preowned Christmas , my plan for this Holiday Season was to purchase items that were made from repurposed items, bake some gifts, and check out ebay and resale shops for great deals on new to me stuff. Great idea, right? Turns out it's a bit harder than I imagined, and really if I want to do Christmas that way, I should have started looking for presents back in oh say, June.
Maybe it is the lack of shopping, and my skipping of Black Friday that has stymied my Christmas Spirit. Maybe it is because the weather has been 'too' warm for December (but great weather for running!). Maybe it is because I have been busy doing craft fairs, ladies nights and open houses selling Tastefully Simple and this has cut down on my Lifetime Holiday Movie watching. I imagine you are thinking what I am thinking: D, All of the Above. Yep, that sounds about right.
Of course the big Scrooge event of December first did not help at all. That is the day that my husband's corporate job was lost in end of the year downsizing. He is very positive about the future, but I have been freaking out. Given that it has been a week, I've decided the time to freak out needs to end. Time to build a bridge and get over it. We've got some things going for us. First, I'm my own boss, so I already had a talk and requested extra hours from myself . Secondly, I can take advantage of health insurance offered through Tastefully Simple. Lastly, the kids only want three things each for Christmas, which is very doable, and I was quite relieved that no one is looking for a new gaming system.
That settles it, we will decorate the tree this weekend, make some Christmas cookies and watch Christmas Vacation, a surefire recipe for Christmas spirit finding.