"Personally, I’ve never done Black Friday. I could wear that like a badge of honor, but really, it comes down to the fact that I don’t like waking up early for anything. The early bird may get the worm, but for me, I’ll sleep in and eat that bird’s eggs with a side of toast."
Snicker. That's so me! I didn't write it though. I'm quoting from a great entry over on the Advent Conspiracy blog titled, "Want to REALLY do Advent Conspiracy? Go Shopping".
While I don't do the Black Friday madness, I DO do the Handmade Crazy madness in my head this time of year. The madness where I think of 800 different projects I would like to make for people for Christmas and then I realize there are 25 days until Christmas and 800 divided by 25 is....32 projects per day??? My mental math is a little rough but the answer equals: impossible!
So I have to take a deep breath and remind myself to:
--enjoy this season of my life with a small child
--enjoy this season of the year by spending time with friends and family (Skype, anyone?)
--make a few small gifts that are within my time budget
--buy a few gifts that are within my monetary budget
--spend less. give more. love all. worship fully.
--inhale. exhale. inhale. exhale. slowly now.
I know I'm not the only one needing to do this. Am I?