So this is about the time ppl start asking for your Christmas list and you realize you have nothing to tell them and you have to dig out a list you made many Christmas' ago that still have not been achieved. But those Christmas items I've asked for and never got for the past couple of years I've juss given up and bought for myself. So here goes a new list...
But honestly, its not that hard to shop for me! I swear every time they go into a store they see something that reminds them of me or sees something they think I would like, why do they need to ask?
So Min has me for Christmas which means my Christmas will be traveling from CA to UT and she is having financial issues due to living in expensive CA. So what do I tell her? I dont really want to ask for anything for fear of causing her stress or being totally out of her price range.
Anyways, so I've learned that attempting to get Christmas gift suggestions through browsing and window shopping is a -bad- idea, well looking for myself, not for others. I'm on the computer all day and shopping online is a nice little hobby of mine of late. The most fruitful find of inspiration is KSL. I juss have to browse the ads and I can think of a thousand things I want, but problem is, again, Min is in CA so she can't get it for me and the only real reason I want such things is cuz they are cheap (not cheap in CA) so then I resort to getting it for myself for Christmas or juss for the fun of it... Not a good plan.
So now I have a list of useless things that are super cheap that would delight me but nothing that Min can get for me besides sending money. So far I've told her I want a giant bean bag. Good luck getting that to fit in the car on the way here. Pff. She needs other, smaller, cheaper ideas NOT from KSL.
Sooo I have Dallin for Christmas and he is juss focusing on getting a new baby in the next week and providing for his needs. So they don't want anything for themselves, just lots of money to help pay for babies things. Loryn is having fun shopping for baby and apparently they have to agree on everything so she is doing all the shopping and mostly online, expensive, with shipping. So I can't go baby shopping, they just want money. Boring. But I wouldn't buy things online so it wouldn't be their style or something anyway. The baby doesn't care if the carseat can fit in this swing and swing him to sleep. Those are my dilemmas. Trivial, I know.
I couldn't go shopping for Dallin on ksl and I couldn't shop for me to give Min ideas.... soo I juss ended up shopping for me anyways to get before/for Christmas... I found a PS2 DDR game and mats for cheap (nobody wants PS2 anymore) and I've always wanted to try and get coordinated enough to do that dancing stuff and its cheap so why not try it eh?
I thought about asking the boy to buy it for me for Christmas, but alas that would mean asking him to spend money period, let alone spending money on me (and he's already accused me of sucking all his money and only wanting attention through money, I'm juss a gold digger, I dont feel loved without money being spent on me, blah blah *I asked for a date, I said nothing about money*) so I decided not to ask him... and figgered I'd juss go buy it for myself for Christmas! But I did end up asking him if he wanted an opportunity to buy something for me for Christmas, with the assumption he'd have to spend money on me looming in the air, (he didnt want to come up with his own ideas) and he said yeah, so I told him, and he actually went and got it with no whining about money.
Then I found some bright colored christmas ornaments I juss had to have, yes I did get them for the pink, but it was cheap too! Those big ball ornaments are expensive if you get them individually! But alas, I do not have a tree to put them on. But when I do it won't be those traditional colors of red, green and white along with all those silly homemade ornaments you forced upon your parents when you were a kid! I'm starting anew! I get to choose my OWN traditions! It would be super neat to get a white tree and pink decorations, but I suppose I should be more realistic. Yay toys!
Meanwhile I am looking for a Flip Mino Camcorder to give to Dal and Loryn for capturing video of their darling baby boy. I'm not that convinced that such tiny babies are that interesting to video, (thus a cheap resolution to the matter, that and they do tend to lose expensive things) but perhaps it is interesting and new to new parents. But so far I have been unsuccessful. I found a snow globe that says baby's first Christmas and you can put baby's picture in it. I thought it was cute and memorable. But those two are the only things I shall buy for them! Cuz now they juss want money. I had slight conflict with this money issue since I had given them $500 eariler this year and claimed to do nothing else for them this year. I thought I had Min for Christmas. I was wrong. So now what, give them more money? Technically I'm spending it on the baby... which I was gonna fork out money for anyways...
And through all this window shopping and gaining ideas I still have NO clue what to get the boy for Christmas OR his Bday. He is so hard to shop for and of course he doesn't really have a list either.