Thursday, September 27, 2007

Merry Christmas!

So my good friend, we'll call her, oh, I don't know, Lou-Lou, called me recently and said,

"Hey Chick! Whatcha doing?"

(Seriously? Even though my name is not actually Chick? She said Chick. So I didn't even have to edit! Sweet!)

And you know what I said?

"Wrapping Christmas presents."

Because I was.

And also?

I'm almost done Christmas shopping.


I'm upset with myself that I'm not completely done.

Something inside of me, perhaps the crazy, makes me shop really, really early. And wrap and do things like, address all my Christmas cards.

Last year I ordered my cards from the good people at Purple Stork.

They promptly emailed me the template for my card based on the design they had done and the note said, "Incidentally? You are the first card order of the year."

HA! I was upset that I hadn't already taken care of it.


This year, I have managed to make myself hold off. Because we'll be going to Disney World next month and I'm sure I'll only have approximately four hundred thousands photos from that trip to make cards with.

But yeah. I'm a freak.

Oh, and Lou-Lou's response?

"Yeah, I figured as much."


PinkCat said...

Hmmmm well thats ummm well thats pretty cool!!!

I have started buying them but not wrapping them. Maybe I should start. lol

Take care Chickaroo!!

BS said...

You are amazing !! I haven't even thought about shopping yet.

Unknown said...

I've barely started thinking about Christmas, let alone buying and wrapping.

BTW - got my prize in the mail today - thanks so much, I heart it all!!

Patiently waiting said...

Boy you sure are on the ball chick. Haha I just said ball, lol. If only I could get started on my shopping too.

EE said...

I felt guilty for buying a couple of small presents this week...thought it was too early.
After reading your post though, I'm goin' shoppin' next week. If it's done, I'll be able to enjoy the season, right?

Denise said...

I have done that before, but I always have the same problem. I forget what the presents are and then I buy a whole lot more stuff then was needed :)

Wenderina said...

Um yeah...well, I figure the way my schedule keeps going I'll be ready for Christmas 2-0-0-6! in about a month. Maybe if I wait long enough I can start a craze - RETRO christmas. Or maybe Leap Year Christmas - that sounds AWESOME - every 4 years you gear up...

Alpha Dude said...

You are such an inspiration.


Dawn~a~Bon said...

You know what's funny? Just last week we were talking about Christmas presents, and I told one of my coworkers that I have a friend who I was sure had not only started Christmas shopping, but was probably finished or near finished. She said, "Oh yeah, I bet she's one of those people who doesn't have a job or kids."

Hah! I told her you have twins and work a full-time plus job.

She was in AWE I tell ya.

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

Isn't it nice to have friends that know you? Really know you?

You are who I want to be in this respect. I want to be one of those crazy early types that other people look askance at and are all like, "What up, Freak?"

Some day. Yeah.

Anonymous said...

I aspire to be like you. EVERY freakin' year I SWEAR I will have my shopping done! And wrapped! Early!

Every year, I'm swearing that it's NOT done. A lot of swearing. Truck driver meets sailor meets rock star swearing.

Blue Tissue Box said...

Excellent! I'm jealous. My goal is to have it done before Black Friday. That will still give me a month w/out stress, you know, so I'll have more time to eat all the holiday goodies!

Twisted Cinderella said...

See . . . me? I am proud of myself that plan on starting next payday.

Edie said...

I wish I had the discipline to finish that early. I usually start early, but never this early.

Have a great time on your Disney trip. We just got back. Check out my blog for details when you get a chance! We had a blast!!

Unknown said...

I haven't even thought about Christmas yet. I feel so inadequate now. sob, sob

Angie said...

Okay, so I'm stunned. And a little bummed . . .that means when I'm out in West K., doing my last-minute shopping, on the 23rd, I won't see you.

Sniff, sniff.

Oh, and I assume you've tivo'd up the machine for the "Rock of Love" finale on Sunday, right?

(shakes head in shame. . .I'll be watching)

Anonymous said...

You are worse than I am! Is it bad that I am happy about that? I'm not the most freakish person alive.

Also, when do you sleep?

Rachel (Crazy-Is) said...

I wish I could be like that, but my crazy prefers to show itself in other ways.

Anonymous said...

OK, you are totally starting to freak me out. Because we really are way too alike.

I? Bought my first Christmas gift this year on January 20th.

Only because Sweetie Pie refused to let me buy a couple of things before then.

I don't know how I live with that man.

frannie said...

I love to get the Christmas shopping done early!

my4kids said...

I need to get more organized like that! I end up doing last minute shopping on Christmas'd think I was a guy! also Christmas cards? People are excited when I get them out before Christmas....

SJINCO said...

Want to do my shopping for me? And my 'holiday' cards too? I call them holiday cards for a reason, they never make it where they need to be BY Christmas, and better yet? They don't make it there either by New Years.

I suck.

You however, Rock.