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Default  Posted: 10:19 AM, November 25th (Monday)

I AM DONE!!!!! Except for a few more things for the kids and H.

I was blessed to have Saturday all to myself, H and DS gone hunting, and DD with a friend. I left the house at 8:30 am, and returned at 4:30pm, and have it done!!!! It is such a great feeling, I haven't really enjoyed the time before Xmas for a few years because it is so harried. This year, I can chill a bit, and am so much more looking forward to it.

I am going to give myself this gift every year from now on.

Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
Fully R'd, and Happy Happy Happy

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Default  Posted: 11:00 AM, November 25th (Monday)


I have to get 1 more small thing for my nephew and a few more stocking stuffers for dd.

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Default  Posted: 12:00 PM, November 25th (Monday)


As much as I love to shop local, today I offer praise to Jeff Bezos and the Great Overlord, Amazon Dot Com. Because of His Greatness, I am ALMOST DONE! lol

Him WH
2 ddays in '07
"The cure for the pain, is the pain." -Rumi

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Default  Posted: 12:03 PM, November 29th (Friday)

Me, too!

I have to pick up a coffee card for my starving student goddaughter and I'm done.

Age: 64..ummmmmmm,, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks

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DOH!  Posted: 3:07 PM, November 29th (Friday)

I haven't started yet. Sigh.

You can stuff your sorries in a sack, mister. -George Costanza
There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women. - Madeleine Albright

Posts: 7761 | Registered: Feb 2009 | From: Western PA
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Default  Posted: 4:54 PM, November 29th (Friday)

I have a ways to go and I am contemplating taking a PTO day just so I can get it all done Working 50-60 hours a week makes doing anything else difficult

Me: FBW/30 Him: FWH/33 The kidlets: DS13, DS10, and DD8 The hounds: Four Shih Tzu's
Finally, completely R'd
Clothed in strength and dignity, with nothing to fear, she smiles when she thinks about the future.~Proverbs 31:25

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Default  Posted: 5:04 PM, November 29th (Friday)

We are almost done too. 3 or 4 more things, stocking stuffers and that's about it . I wanted to be done by the 1st for the exact reason you mentioned. Life is busy as it is, and it doesn't get any less busy as the holidays approach. I hate stressing and running out to the mall. So I am almost there and can relax soon.

“We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.”... Anais Nin

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Default  Posted: 5:20 PM, November 29th (Friday)

My Hanukkah shopping was done in October!!! To be fair, I had to give the gifts on Wednesday.... so I guess I kinda had to get done.

But we don't exchange tons of gifts either. Usually just a couple of nice things.

Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
Your life is an Occasion. Rise to it. - Mr. Magorium, "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"

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Default  Posted: 2:13 PM, December 1st (Sunday)

I am now almost done. I have one more thing to buy ds and then purchase a few stocking stuffers. A grandmother gave me a brand new book. The kind you record so the child has the book read to them. I have to find someone the kids dont know who can do the recording.

Then a gift for my childhood friend.

A small gift for dd's bff and ds' s friend of the last three years.

Teachers gifts.

This is the smallest christmas the kids will have had, but it seems to involve the most work

People tell you exactly who they are...why expect them to be what they are not ....will be divorcing the selfish creep.

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Default  Posted: 12:17 PM, December 4th (Wednesday)

First of all- CONGRATS to all of you are done. I agree it is the best gift you can give yourself.

I had a hideous Oct/Nov that resulted in $1000s of unplanned costs so I am at the starting gate with the shopping.

Thoughts from SIers (mods in particular)- is it possible to share "awesome deals" on here or is that against the rules. A collective input on "did you see this deal" might help those of us still shopping out. And for those of us with a really tight budget it could be that much more helpful.



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Default  Posted: 1:11 PM, December 4th (Wednesday)

YAY! I too am just about done - thank you COSTCO! Just need to get my nieces, mom, and in-laws out of the way and it's over!

There are deals everywhere - seriously, EVERYWHERE. I heard on the news that retailers are going to continue with the deep discounts through December.

FWW - 41
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Default  Posted: 1:16 PM, December 4th (Wednesday)

i dont know if i can share a link here, so u can pm me. they track all deals and email u. it's awesome!

Nothing like a trail of blood to find your way back home- nikki sixx

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.

Posts: 1218 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: clarksville, tn/ Ft Campbell
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Default  Posted: 2:19 PM, December 4th (Wednesday)

Thoughts from SIers (mods in particular)- is it possible to share "awesome deals" on here or is that against the rules. A collective input on "did you see this deal" might help those of us still shopping out. And for those of us with a really tight budget it could be that much more helpful.

It is ok to have a thread that shares which retailers have good deals. If you have your own store/online store, you are not able to post about it. Please follow the No Soliciting guidelines below.

NO SOLICITING: does not allow soliciting of any kind, publicly OR via Private Message. This includes threads with links to other relationship sites and charities and self serving voting sites, social networking, etc. If you have a product, service or Website you believe to be in the interest of, please contact an Administrator.

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Default  Posted: 2:24 PM, December 4th (Wednesday)

Thanks jo2love!!

I will start a new thread so as to not jack this one!


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