I’m Dreaming Of A Tight Christmas
November 25, 2008
A couple of you mentioned MonAvie in the comments section recently. That was the first “unnecessary” expense I eliminated when it became apparent that we would have to do some serious belt-tightening. Since canceling my “autoship,” I’ve returned to the Land of Deep Fatigue. Believe me, there are a lot of places I’d much rather revisit, Hawaii, for instance
Seriously, I am so tired by late afternoon, I can barely speak. One upside to this is that I fall asleep almost as soon as I close my eyes. After all the nights I’ve spent tossing and turning and longing for Morpheus to cradle me in his arms, I have to say that it’s a wonderful thing to slip into slumberland so swiftly.
Unfortunately, I have a problem staying asleep. I wake up quite a few times throughout the night, for a variety of reasons including pain, my bladder, doggie disturbances and a snoring spouse. Consequently, I don’t feel rested when I wake up. Non-restorative sleep affects my pain level, as well.
Anyway, back to eliminating expenses. Monavie isn’t the only casualty in the budget-slashing massacre. My Christmas list has been cut almost in half. Last year, I gave gifts to thirty-three people. Besides family, there were friends and co-workers (including a Secret Santa) on my list. This year, the number of gift recipients has been whittled down to eighteen. (That’s still a large number, but bear in mind that there are twenty-one people in my family.) Six of those people will be receiving knitted items.
My Friend, mother and cousin are getting a “sharf.” (I’m keeping some of the shawl/scarves shown below for myself, by the way.) As you can see, they can be worn in several different ways.
My father, grandmother and ex MIL are getting afghans.
Speaking of Christmas, I’m going to the Christmas Tree Shop in Danbury, CT with my mother early tomorrow morning, so I’d better hit the sack.
Song of the Day: Goodnight by The Beatles