A few days ago I saw a wreath for only 98 cents at the grocery store. What a steal if one could figure out how to keep it green until next year. LOL
I found cookie monster bubble bath at Longs Drug for two dollars. It was on clearance since it was a seasonal item. Nobody takes bubble baths after Christmas, right! I didn't complain. I snapped it up and the kids are soaking in it right now, thus giving me a few moments of peace.
Also at Longs Drug, was a book by Joy Fielding. I started to put it in my cart. Then I noticed it was ten dollars - TEN DOLLARS FOR A PAPERBACK! It was bad enough when they went up to seven. I don't care if I have to get on a waiting list at the library or buy one on ebay. There is no way I'm paying that much for a paperback.
Lots of my Christmas gifts were really nice. My parents gave me some very cool slippers that look like this.
I love them and wish I could wear them to the grocery store. Maybe I could put my hair up in curlers too so the look would be complete. Heh heh.
My parents also gave me an Amazon gift certificate. There is a book by Kim Harrison that doesn't come out until May. If I pre-order it and also order another book and get the free super-saver shipping, I can get everything sent to me in May.
But if I don't use super saver shipping, if I actually PAY for shipping, I can get the other book mailed now and only have to wait for the Kim Harrison.
My inner "I want it now" child is warring with my outer skinflint. Sigh
Paula, from Mixed With Sugar, sent me one of her fabulous button necklaces. I LOVE it. She also sent me some Squirrel Nut Zippers, which I refuse to share. I have met so many wonderful people through blogging. It makes me want to move nearer to many of you, but that sounds rather stalkerish, doesn't it?
My in-laws gave me a fifty-dollar visa card. This one is tougher. I could buy new tennis shoes or clothes OR I could buy fifteen spin classes at the gym so I could fit in the clothes. Spin classes will probably win out.
My husband gave me some bath and body works stuff with the implication that he would watch the kids while I took an actual bath. I've eaten so much Christmas cookies that I'm not certain the tub is big enough anymore.
My oldest daughter gave me a measuring cup, a book and a necklace.
My youngest daughter gave me a coffee mug, a hand-painted tree ornament and a picture.
Santa didn't give me anything. I think he was mad because I ate his cookies and drank his milk. I'd heard his cholesterol was high, so while it was a sacrifice, I saved him from those cookies. He'll thank me someday.
I hope everybody has a Happy New Year and good luck keeping those resolutions.