I've only gotten to the list stage. I do have a few gifts that I knew would be hard to get, but nothing else. The rest I just go out, list in one hand, cash in the other. I don't come home until it's done. Kind of a search & destroy shopping mission. For food, others shop, I just bring knives and cook!
"To be broke is not a disgrace, it is only a catastrophe." -- Nero Wolfe/Rex Stout
Location: Native New Mexican, now live in Bellingham, WA
We only bought a few presents for the kids but I still need to wrap them. Glad to say I finished my xmas cards this morning and sent them out just in time. I need to get my grocery shopping list together tonight, we'll be doing that tomorrow. I was planning on cooking most of the weekend but dh put in for overtime on Saturday, so with the havoc the kids make, I won't be cooking much that day. Gotta buy a tree tomorrow too. Goodness, I'm gonna have a lot to do in town tomorrow.
__________________ "There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings." http://aidancallum.blogspot.com/
I still want to make a couple kinds of cookies and peanut brittle, wrap 6 gifts (just buy for 2 grandsons). When busy, hate to think about cooking dinner these last three days before Christmas. Sunday, want to make my egg casserole and twice baked potatoes -for Christmas. Whats hard is Iam going to be watching the Grandsons both Sat. and Sun. - fun fun !