Who has stared holiday shopping?

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Who has stared holiday shopping?
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Sat, 11-10-2012 - 2:17pm

I had this insane idea about getting my grandkids' gifts before Halloween, but in 90 degree heat Halloween suddenly slammed into me just like Thanksgiving is about to do.  It's mid-seventies today, a gorgeous day, and I'm headed off to Sam's Club with my daughter to add her to my membership.  She's about to make up about 40 dozen cinnamon rolls for the freezer, to auction to raise money for a very sick child whose medical bills are burying the family.  She's using Pioneer Woman's recipe http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/06/cinammon_rolls_/

But as for holiday shopping, I'll probably do it like I have done it for several years...online.  I have only done the Black Friday thing once, with my MIL, and swore NEVER AGAIN.  This year, most of the stores have announced that they will start Black Friday as early as 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.  That is just nuts. 

I'm not so much into the gift-giving thing, to me that is not what it is about.  It's about having the family gathered around the table for the meal. 

My grandson is into Legos.  Here's what he's NOT getting http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Death-Star-10188.  A $400 Lego kit?  REALLY??? 

 

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Registered: 11-14-2012
Mon, 11-19-2012 - 2:38pm

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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Thu, 11-15-2012 - 7:29pm

Nicki got orders for 175 pans of cinnamon rolls for her fund raiser!  That will raise about $1100 to donate to the family with the sick baby!  She had to cut the orders off for this round, for lack of facilities, but she's definitely going to do it again  for Christmas!  Her cinnamon rolls are legendary here. 

I ordered Claire (6) a set of Laura Ingalls' "Little House" books.  She reads at a 5th grade level.  For Aaron (8) I'm getting a microscope.  Not sure about Hannah yet.  I had a great idea for Nicki today and forgot to write it down.  My brother and nephew will get Walmart cards, so they can pick what they need/want.  They are broke and appreciate the Walmart cards. 

On my wish list is repairing my limping computer.  I'll do that right after T-Day.  I buy myself a gift, Nicki gets me a sweater, and that's usually the end of it.  Maybe I'll upgrade my phone this year. 

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Registered: 10-01-2002
Thu, 11-15-2012 - 2:27pm
The meals in this house are plentiful.. Family of 4 and I give plenty of pies away. Holidays in this household are wonderful I have a close knit family who love the cook.. I love to bake and I think my food gifts are wonderful.. I have experimented on some Thanksgiving pies to which all came out great.. I am thankful to be able to make a great crust.. The temperature here is 43 and its a fall day today.. I do miss the warmth due to I am a active person who walks, rides bike, walk with poles is the new thing for me.
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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Thu, 11-15-2012 - 2:20pm

I  hope this post..    I haven't started shopping yet..  I agree  nowadays the price for gifts are rising.. I will be giving the kids  a few things  for under the tree.    I think the older I get the less I am into  all this gifts stuff. I  myself   usually get money  gifts..  I do get my basic socks  and this year I hope to get a new blender..

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Thu, 11-15-2012 - 2:20pm

I  hope this post..    I haven't started shopping yet..  I agree  nowadays the price for gifts are rising.. I will be giving the kids  a few things  for under the tree.    I think the older I get the less I am into  all this gifts stuff. I  myself   usually get money  gifts..  I do get my basic socks  and this year I hope to get a new blender..

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Thu, 11-15-2012 - 2:20pm

I  hope this post..    I haven't started shopping yet..  I agree  nowadays the price for gifts are rising.. I will be giving the kids  a few things  for under the tree.    I think the older I get the less I am into  all this gifts stuff. I  myself   usually get money  gifts..  I do get my basic socks  and this year I hope to get a new blender..

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Thu, 11-15-2012 - 2:19pm

I  hope this post..    I haven't started shopping yet..  I agree  nowadays the price for gifts are rising.. I will be giving the kids  a few things  for under the tree.    I think the older I get the less I am into  all this gifts stuff. I  myself   usually get money  gifts..  I do get my basic socks  and this year I hope to get a new blender..

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Thu, 11-15-2012 - 2:19pm

I  hope this post..    I haven't started shopping yet..  I agree  nowadays the price for gifts are rising.. I will be giving the kids  a few things  for under the tree.    I think the older I get the less I am into  all this gifts stuff. I  myself   usually get money  gifts..  I do get my basic socks  and this year I hope to get a new blender..

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-17-2001
Thu, 11-15-2012 - 1:00pm
I wonder how much the'd charge to deliver 90 miles? =P My MIL made some green beans with balsamic and almonds, onions, not sure what else. It was SO good, I need to get the recipe from her. I'm making everything for Thanksgiving sans the crescent rolls, my MIL makes really great ones so she does that. Although my dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls have come a LONG way, and I've been making those a lot. I made a double batch of cinnamon rolls Tuesday and they are gong already! I have yet to get up any enthusiasm at all for the holidays yet. Recent years it just seems like a lot of work for me, and I don't end up enjoying anything because I'm stressed. My doctor told me the other day that I most likely have an ulcer, so I'm on a two week plan of meds for that. My blood sugar went down though. from 10 in February to 7.4!!! Which is GREAT for me, so I'm proud of myself for that. But I have problems with my shoulders, caused by high blood sugar and stress. I have exercises to do for them, and my feet since I have a bit of neuropathy in my toes. Blah...I have diabetes. That was long, sorry!!

~Misty~


 


Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Sun, 11-11-2012 - 6:42pm

LOL, order pizza and get the girls a big cardboard refrigerator box to play in!  They'll love it!  My daughter keeps me going, she has a new green bean recipe she wants to try, I'm elected on the turkey and dressing and gravy for T-Day, and I'm making whole grain cloverleaf rolls. 

I really am not up for holidays.  Where can we hide? 

 

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