Monday, November 19, 2007

Oh, That's Just Me Humming Jingle Bells

Ah, the holidays are fast approaching. Thanksgiving (oh, what I wouldn't give for turkey and stuffing and lots of gravy) later this week and then before you know it, it'll be Christmas.

Happy to say, that I have finished shopping for everyone except Hubs. My own husband and I can't think of a single thing. Well then, ask the man, you might be thinking to yourself right now, but ask I did and the answer revealed nothing. Or, perhaps, it revealed everything. Of all the things that can be crisply wrapped and topped with a shiny bow and cascading ribbon, he just shrugs and says he doesn't want anything. But don't worry, I've got Bailey on it. I am sure he will come up with something.....

I finished up shopping for the kids last week and I got some really great deals at Gap. A lot of their autumn stuff was marked way down and I got two shirts, a sweater, a skirt and shoes for Sophie all for the unbelievable price of 3000 yen (about $30 give or take). The sales clerk said that because we had had a fairly mild autumn that people where buying more short sleeved things than long sleeved ones, so when it came time to put out the winter stuff they had tons of autumn-y things that had to go at really deep discounts. Unfortunately, they didn't have much in Bailey's size so I headed to another store to get him a couple of shirts (one, of course, is Thomas).

I am so ready for the holiday season!!


chelle said...

I too am getting really psyched for the holidays this year!!!

marianne said...

I am impressed are so organised!We are off to do some Christmas shopping tomorrow and will hit ToysRus and see what Annie wants(although I know already but am hoping she changes her mind...!).And DH bought his own present over the net a week or so agao(a jacket) but wont open it until Christmas.Haven't decided what I want from him as yet....So many things I want yet can't think!??!Any ideas??!

Good luck with the quest for your DH's present!!Go Bailey!!

kuri & ping said...

I love Christmas shopping too. This is my absolute favorite season! DH is the's really hard to shop for him! One Christmas he asked for shoes and I asked for a diamond necklace. :) Shows where our priorities lie, doesn't it? :)

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