Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gifts Galore

I love, love , love the Christmas season for so many reasons. Of course I love it for what it represents and for all of the special time and holiday traditions I get to share with my family. But even more than that, I love it for the simple fact that it is a time of giving, which means I get to shop, shop, and shop some more. I can't stop! Even when I have exhausted all of my resources and bought gifts for everyone on my list, I still shop some more. I look for just a few more small gifts for everyone on my list. I think I may have an addiction.

J and I recently made a trip to NYC for his birthday, and he got to experience my addiction first-hand. The sales were incredible in New York at this time of year, and we spent our entire trip fighting the crowds to find just the perfect gifts, for ourselves and everyone else. I must say that I am lucky to have a husband who enjoys shopping, but even he has a limit. I remember those days...I used to have a limit too, but my mom would push me a little harder, allowing me to become the marathon shopper that I am today. In fact, one time my mom and I were Christmas shopping and I was so tired  and my feet hurt so badly I told her I couldn't take one more step and it was time to go home, but she wasn't finished yet. So she bought me a pair of house-shoes and made me forge on. Yes, I was that person who wears house-shoes at the mall. J will learn; he IS learning. 

Anyway, since there is ice on the ground, it is difficult to make our annual nightly trek to Utica Square to pick up some last minute gifts. So, I have been spending my time on the net looking for a few more things that people may like, and I came across the above handy-dandy tool, which I think some people may find helpful. It is called life.doc, and it can be found through Button-up, Amazon.com, and HSN, which is where I bought it because it cost less than the other sites. The notebook comes with a CD and allows you to compile all important information such as medical history and insurance information into one little book. Then, it is all together and organized and not spread all over the house like it is at this house. I thought these were so cool, I actually bought two. One is for my dad (I am pretty sure he won't read this, so I'm not worried about seeing it before Christmas), and the other is for...well, I guess it depends on how much I like it! But if you are like me and are still looking for some gifts for those hard-to-buy-for people in your life (I have several!), check out getbuttonedup.com where you will find life.doc and other cool organizational tools! 

Monday, December 1, 2008

Dancing Lights

Ok, first off, I promise I will learn very soon how to add pictures to my posts; I am sure that will make them much more interesting. Anyway, what I want to say is this...if you have a chick-fil-a nearby, go there. Quickly. Unless it is the kind that is in the mall because that doesn't really count. J and I ate dinner there tonight... incredibly romantic, right? It was especially nice since we had just finished at the gym, so we had to make sure to get all of those burned calories right back into our bodies! Well, our local Chick-Fil-A was pimped out for Christmas! Remember that video that went around a year or two ago with the house that had the Christmas lights set to music? That's exactly what was going on here. The lights were flashing, and you could tune your radio to a certain station to listen to the music that was setting the beat. It was awesome! J said it was "nerdy," but he looked at me and said, "well, I guess you must like this since you have that s***-eating grin on your face." He was right. It made my night!