Work has slowed down a bit and I am so thankful for the little break.
I feel like I have a bit of time to catch my breath.
Anyhow, I was wasting a bit of time perusing next week's black friday ads, going through them store by store just looking for something I just *had* to have.
In fact, I didn't anything see anything, that anyone I knew just *had* to have.
So, I looked again.
Wait, I take that back.
Jeff's grandma is getting a snuggie for Christmas and Walgreen's happens to have them on sale.
I will buy one of those. (No snickering, she needs one.)
I guess what just surprised me, is that normally I find things, I just *have* to have or would LOVE to have.
I'm just not there, this year.
I've decided that this year, I am focusing on the real reason for the season and not getting caught up in all the material stuff and fluff.
We've also cut way, way back on our Christmas list.
Maddie's list is relatively small, as well.
Maybe it's the current economy?
I dunno, I just want a simple Christmas.
I honestly think I just want a simpler kind of life.
And you know what, that decision feels good.
What about you?
Are you cutting back as well?
Has the current economy changed your views of things?