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More Thoughts on Christmas Simplicity

December 18th, 2012 at 07:21 am

**I feel redeemed this month in "making do with what I have." MIL brought me piles of gifts for my birthday and left us with all the white tissue paper. ??? So, I decided to just wrap gifts with that stuff. What the heck. What else am I going to do with it?

BM is wrapping up his big Mission project for school. Dh had him use the leftover foam board we had from his Halloween costume, in place of poster board. That works.

I feel relieved. Like we still have our mojo. It's been such a stark contrast to September when dh's Grandma was in the hospital. There was a week or two in there where I felt I went to the store 100 times and everything was completely out of control. It's like when one thing is *off* then everything goes *off* and it spirals out of control from there. IT was an endless parade of "I need this yesterday" and so forth with the kids. & dh was MIA, and we spent a bajillion dollars it felt like.

So, phew!! It's December and I'd prefer not to go near *any* store for a while.

BM was even asking for gloves for a school trip, and then told me nevermind that they can not wear gloves. Saved by the bell.

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I *loved* this post about keeping Christmas simple:

http://smallnotebook.org/2012/12/17/12-tips-easier-christmas/

& another one:

http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2012/12/17/resisting-the-h...

3 Responses to “More Thoughts on Christmas Simplicity”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    Those were good and apt articles. I'm feeling the brunt of holiday stress- with work, family obligations, and home stuff right now.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I know that feeling - when one thing isn't going right, or is feeling off, so many other things can also start to fall apart or get "off." I'm glad you are feeling more on kilter now. Smile

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Love the URL about keeping Christmas simple...especially the new house, new kitchen and offering "lamb chop.". What a hoot!

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