Married to the Empire

Friday, November 16, 2007

Getting in the Christmas mood

I did a little shopping today and bought a couple of Christmas presents. The stores are all playing Christmas music, which I think is too early, but I'm not annoyed by it... yet. I bought a present yesterday, too. I have only 2 things left to buy for Ruf, and I think I'll wait to see what the Black Friday ads will be offering before I buy them.

Besides gifts, though, I bought myself some new black boots. I bought a pair a few years ago very cheaply (like $10) because I didn't know if I'd like wearing boots or not. I did, and I wore that pair out since they weren't exactly high quality. I bought a new pair today because I'm missing having boots. But now I'm feeling a little guilty. With Christmas and my birthday coming up, should I really be spending money on myself when we have plenty of other people to buy for?

I'll have to think this one over. And try the boots on with the outfits I want them for because really, that is what will determine whether or not I keep them.


Elizabeth said...

Sounds like you're well on the way to a happy Christmas!

Cathy VanPatten said...

Oh, my! You are making me feel like such a holiday sluggard! I DID buy a few presents when Jeff and I were in Madison a couple of weekends ago, but I really haven't started yet. Time to pull the lead out!

On the subject of buying for yourself as you buy gifts for others... don't get me started!! Every year, I end up finding stuff I love as I'm looking for the perfect gifts for the folks on my list--and, rather than just put it on MY list of stuff I'd love to get, I often just go ahead and buy it anyway. After all, I'm already in spending mode! It is a tendency I really should curb.

But a few things here and there? Go for it, girl!

Note: if you want to save money, you do NOT want to have me along as a shopping coach! LOL!

Ewokgirl said...

Cathy, we used to have that issue with my dad. He's finally trained not to buy things for himself at this time of year since he's really hard to buy for.

I decided to keep the boots. They just looked too cute with the stuff I wanted to wear them with. ;-) Besides, the price was so good ($30 off regular price + a 15%-off coupon) that I probably wouldn't find such a good deal again.

But my guilt led me to buy a bunch of stuff Ruf wanted at Target last night. (A new Star Wars t-shirt and 2 action figures he's been wanting.) So, my guilt at spending money caused me to spend even more. Logical, huh?

Cathy VanPatten said...

Hey! Makes perfect sense to me!! ;->

Ann said...

Oooh! Did you buy Ruf the bubblegum or the bananas? Heehee! :)

Ann said...

Oops! I just saw you got him some Star Wars stuff~YAY!

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