Tuesday, December 11, 2007

simple gifts

i sent off the last of my gifts yesterday. this christmas there will be no family coming to corner brook - no children or grandchildren. keith's parents live here so we'll be getting together with them. this year is our chance to keep things very simple. what i don't like about this holiday is that there's too much of everything: too much spending of money you don't have, too much giving and receiving of gifts that are not wanted or needed, too much food and drink, too much socializing. this year we'll be cutting back on everything. i did a little online shopping (we all love l.l. bean's flannel p.j.'s) but other than that i shopped at the craft fairs and made gifts. so i didn't have to hit the malls and wander about in a trance of indecision. we'll go next weekend to the cabin and cut a tiny tree and we'll decorate it with only our favourite ornaments. i'm looking forward to keeping my health and sanity this year...

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