Friday, December 02, 2005

Christmas Wish Lists...Out of Control

Does it say something about me that in this season of giving and selflessness, I can’t help but find things I want in every store? This isn’t normal for me. Usually I have good spells where I see a couple of things I really like and bad spells where I can’t even throw money and hit anything good. But in the last month or so, my own personal Christmas Wish List is growing by leaps and bounds. Each time I step into a store I have to make a mental note—even the grocery store has things I want to try but don’t really need (mostly chocolates)!

I find myself obsessed, going back to check the stores week after week, willing a few specially selected items to be on sale. Then if I’m lucky and one of them is on sale, I have to ask myself, is it discounted enough? Will it go further on sale so that I’ll regret purchasing it too soon, or will they sell out of my size, and I’ll regret my thrifty decisions? Worse still is when I decide to buy, walk out of the store and into another, and begin wondering if perhaps I should return my purchase and buy the “item of the moment” instead. Arrrrgggh!

I’m happy (ecstatic really) to say that I’m mostly done with my Christmas shopping. Now I can afford to browse for myself—not that I wasn’t doing it before, but now I don’t have to feel quite so guilty.

Right now my Christmas wishes are for really, exceptionally generous gift-giving friends and family members who know my size and think I’m worth it….OR…truly wonderful sales so that I can get myself what I want.

And of course world peace.


Annalee Blysse said...

I bought myself a computer. I felt more like I had to because the old one wasn't working properly and I do write and market online. That purchase will affect the other gifts I give though! I've had to window shop. LOL.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Wow Annalee,
BIG expense...but it sounds totally justified. Now you'll be shoppin' the sales...