Monday, November 29, 2010


Online shopping and more specifically, online shopping for Christmas, is the absolute best. I'm practically done with everything and I haven't had to leave my house. I've only had to pay minimal shipping because most items I've purchased have qualified for free shipping. Bonus! Packages have already started to arrive too! I'm telling you, this was totally made for crazy, impatient, easily irritated by crowds me.

I put up our tree on Saturday. I let the kids decorate it while I sat back and bit my tongue. Do you know how hard it is for a control freak to let an 8, 6 & 3 year old (10 year old had no interest in it) decorate a Christmas tree? Holy moly! I was a basket case by the time they were done. I tried my very best to not interfere while it was happening, but did make some minor adjustments after. There were huge areas where there were no ornaments and other 1 foot square ones that had 25 jammed into them. A little shifting and filling in of the gaps had to take place. Now it's time to put out the rest of the knick-knacks and I'll call it good.


Kristina P. said...

You are practically Gandhi with your patience.

I do almost all my Christmas shopping online. Yay for Etsy and ebay!

Christa said...

Kristina - thank you. I think I'm becoming more like Gandhi, and maybe even Mother Teresa, everyday.

I've always done some Christmas shopping online, but this year decided it was stupid to not do all of it.

Double yay for Etsy! But I also need to include Walmart, Target, Costco & Famous Footwear in that!

Kristen said...

I need to do more online that would prevent me from getting so irritated like I did on Friday... I have only done Children's Place online so far.

Rosie and Derek said...

I've done most of my Christmas shopping online too, but Derek is getting tired of all the packages coming practically every day. I guess I'll have to venture out to a store sometime.

Stephanie Faris said...

I can't get people to tell me what they want so I can do my online shopping. That's the frustrating part! But I prefer to do it that way too.