Thursday, December 4, 2008

A new idea- working with what I have.

What if I didn't buy any more stuff other than the Thomas Train that I told Big Girl she could pick out for her little brother?

What if I decided that what I had was enough? What if I made or scrounged gifts from what I've already bought? What if I didn't run to the grocery store for ingredients when I can use what I already have laying around? What if I decided that this year I didn't have to make cookies for every person I've ever met. What if a thank you card was enough for the mail man?

What if I vowed to stay home and wrap what I've already bought and forgot about the hubub around me?

I would certainly be less stressed and I doubt any one else would notice the difference.
Deep breath.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I feel the same way! With all the doom and gloom I am just not into it this year but always feel obligated to buy for everyone.Love your blog out here in California where everything is expensive.