The biggest problem I have with doing my Christmas Shopping early, is I forget about the gifts that I brought, and where I stashed them away at. So then at Christmas I often rebuy the gifts, and then maybe about June or July after that Christmas, when I am looking for something and I come across those gifts that I had gotten the year before and could not find or had forgotten about! I have done that more than once in my life time so far! So I usually don't do my shopping that early any more. Anyway there is something festive, and Christmassy about shopping at Christmas time, all the people, and the lights and decorations, and the christmas music playing in the stores. It gets me in the spirit of the season! Sure it is a hassle, but for me that is all part of it! Yes I often hurt and have to stop early or just go and sit on the benches to rest a bit! But that is OK too! It just makes the gifts I brought a little more meaning full, if not for the receiver, then just for the inner me! Does that make sense? I mean when you buy a special giftf for a special person, ( grandchild, son, daughter, spouse, or special friend or who ever) don't you go to greater lengths to get them their gift? and you really don't mind or think about what your having to do ( searching all the stores, making several trips, what ever it is that you have to do) you just do what ever you do, to get that person that one and only special gift that can only come from you! I might be odd or different, but I like shopping, even if it kills me doing it! ( and it often feels like it does!)
Merry Christmas Chutzie and everybody! Ho Ho Ho!
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!