Thursday, December 18, 2008

My Christmas expenses so far

So far I have spent:

  • Postage stamps for mailing cards - $5
  • Contributions for school festivities - $15
  • Christmas adoptions - $36
  • Christmas CD of songs performed by my son's school - $13
  • Teacher gifts - $8
  • Gifts for relatives - $25

Total so far: $102

I hate to admit it but I am no where near done yet, I haven't even bought a thing for my own child. But my plan is to go out later today and gitrdun.

Monday, December 15, 2008

My Christmas tree is pitiful but it's paid for

It's a classic (as in old) 4-foot Scotch Pine from all the way up north (in my attic). I was thinking about springing for a real tree this year since we haven't had one in about 10 years, and ours is so pathetic, and to help stimulate the economy. BUT.... I went looking at live trees and got sticker shock. It is definitely not in my budget to spend $60 or more for something that will get thrown out in a couple weeks. Even a $40 tree doesn't look much better than my little puny tree to your left here.

So we will make do. We do have another 6 foot tree but it is even more sad than the 4 foot one. It's so thin you can see clean through the branches, but maybe if I load it up with ornaments and lights it will look fuller.