I do not have to see a mall or store other than for groceries until next year!
I am finished my Christmas shopping. So far, I have spent $357.50. I still have to give money to my kids and sister. I usually give my sister $50 and am thinking to give my daughters $60 each. Originally I was leaning towards $100 each but I have since purchased them presents so reducing the amount made sense.
I have hit upon a little dilemma. For the first few years that we lived in our apartment we had a Christmas tree made out of green bristol board that was taped to the wall. A couple of years ago I bought a small real tree in a pot, which I have since killed. :(
Think anyone will notice? LOL
And yes, I still have my dead tree, not sure why but it’s still here. One of my crafty friends suggested I spray paint it green.
The thought of getting a big real tree and dragging it to my apartment is not that appealing to me. I saw a few small trees when I was out yesterday and for a brief second I contemplated bringing one home.
Aren’t they cute? The only reason I didn’t was I wanted to check my Christmas budget first. ;) I know, it surprised me too.
On a different note, I have been plugging away at the blanket. This is what it looked like before I finished putting all the granny squares together. I am debating putting a border around it.
Now I just have to tidy up the loose ends. I wish I had thought about it when I was in Wal-Mart yesterday as the needle I have I do not like.