Today should have been a post that concluded the decor of the house....that has gotten bumped to Friday. Why? Change of plans! Specifically, I couldn't write the post last night, let alone take the pics. Why? Change of plans!
So what changed? The boxes arrived.
The boxes from our parents.
The ones where I had already talked to them about what I/kids were getting for G-man yet I apparently talk (or type) just to hear myself talk (or type). As we opened the boxes, or more specifically the ones from MIL.....and noticed that she bought a number of things for G-man.....that I already bought. The stuff that I already told her I bought. See where this is going????
After I got over the initial anger, I had 3 choices: 1) Let it be, and return duplicates later and get other stuff, 2) Let the emotion overtake me and go over the top and get him something BIG, or 3) Get other stuff.
I went with 3. So out to the Mall I went after work (after spending 30 min on line at the Post Office for work). Did I mention I was wearing 3 inch heels? With pointy toes????
We have a number of items that need to get returned...the mouse (mice?) for the kids, the duplicate G-man gifts, and 1 thing that I ordered for his stocking, which turned out to be the wrong one. Alot of it needs to be returned via Amazon, so tonight I will package all of that up, and have to go BACK to the Post Office.
I have lost track of the money at this point. I have to sit down and sort it all out....between returns and purchases, ugh.
I was able to get him 2 gifts, and something for his stocking. I even got something for myself using a gift card that I had in my wallet (and for the record....it was at Victoria's Secret....not a gift card I could have used to buy a gift for G-man. Well, I guess technically you could call it a gift for him as well.....hee hee).
We still need to fix the whole Santa thing for the kids. As in the little thing they get under their personal trees. We decided that Santa will leave them a CD under their tree (we already had one for Bossy), but need to get one for Sassy. Then we need to get something else for Bossy, as the CD was supposed to be from us, and not Santa. The CDs will replace the Mouse that was supposed to be under their tree.
I tried yesterday, but my feet HURT. Trying really hard to roll with it!!!
So tomorrow you will see our Yule Celebration, and then Friday will conclude our Decor with Mysti series.
And on a rambling side note.....To the People at the Post Office who just wanted Stamps....buy them somewhere else....the grocery store maybe....do not clog up the Post Office line for stuff like this!!!!!!