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Christmas Gift Giving…

I’ve started stashing a few presents for Christmas… I have to buy a few things at a time… with our money coming in on certain days… u13311684

YOU know what I mean!…

and the every day bills are still there… and food needs to be bought sfo0814… and gas for the car…

We do draw names with the adults in our immediate little family… consisting of 7 of us…

I suggested it last year and everyone jumped at the ideak15480118 … and we are continuing this tradition… Thank Goodness!…

I have three Grandkids… and have a budget ( certain amount I spend ) for their gifts too…k4399683

They like gifts… ( wrapped presents ) x18728389and maybe a gift card… to a favorite storek4809558

and it makes me so happy buying something I feel they will really use or enjoy…

I give this great thought…

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My husband , my son who lives with us and myself… fill each other’s Christmas Stocking including our cat, Jill’s…

We are not allowed to peek until Christmas Eve night when everyone has left for the night…

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My niece gave my son “A Christmas Story” stocking last year for fun… since she knows that’s one of his favorite Christmas Movies…A-Christmas-Story-30

Mine is a quilted one…

My husband’s is the Santa and Jill has a kitty on hers… which is only appropriate for a cat!

Our own private little celebration…

Our own little tradition!…

And we are so surprised at our own ingenuity in finding items that fit into the area of a sock u17965586and are items that each will enjoy! 

We do good!

Other than these few gifts… I draw names with my BUNCO group… and we exchange when we go out to eat to a favorite restaurant…k13712070

When we go to my niece’s house for a pre-Christmas get-together… Women bring a $10.00 lady gift… and the men bring a $10.00 man gift… ( if you want to participate… which is optional ) and then a game is played where everyone ends up with something…sma0111

Fun and not expensive

The men seem to have more fun than the ladies… passing a certain present from one to another… like it’s worth more than the $10.00 paid!…

The children here… also draw names… with each other… and they are all satisfied… u23842863

I feel we have become smarter in our thinking on this gift giving idea…

Less stress…

Less a financial burden…

and we have learned that just being togethermardep0013s

enjoying good food prepared by all  x10497109

is the best Christmas Present we could ever have!

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My Birthday Lasts For Days!

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k9066971 My birthday is not until Tuesday… but, with others working … it’s better for us to get together on the weekend

My son’s birthday is also mine… Yes, he was my birthday present k096464039 years ago… Oh my!…

I also have a cousin whose birthday is the same day… I’m 3 hours older than her and we were born in the same hospital k6814532… She lives out-of-town… so we will be phone calling each other aHappy Birthdayk8705702

My daughter-in-law’s mother’s 121122_012 birthday was last weekend… They were sick… so we were celebrating all together last night…

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My son’s…

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chose “Rooster’s”… a sports bar restaurant … U of L and KY were playing … so it was quite crowded… Red and Blue T-shirts abounded…

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By the time we were seated at a big corner table that held all 9 of us… Louisville had won and Kentucky had lost… Bitter-sweet for fans…

coloprogramtee-2thumbSame State… but, great rivals!…

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My Grandson loves Hot Wings like his Dad… wonder why???… and Kennedy “No WAY!”…

just like her Mom…

thumbnail_wings Rooster’s Specialty!

While waiting for our order… Some gifts were exchanged… I received a KOHL”S gift card and some Vera Wang Earrings… so pretty… silver bird design with aqua blue tiny chains dangling…

The gift card will be a treat for another “girl’s day out”…

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Also received “a few dollars”… from my other son… and I told my husband I had ordered a new bathing suitk10153979that I needed… so “his” gift to me was taken care of… ha, ha!…

and NO!… it looks nothing like that!…

We are going out to eat on my real Birthday up at Horseshoe Casino in Indiana

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My birthday seems to last for weeks… but, I think that’s super!…

Being with “my little family”… is all I would ever need… for my birthday…

and I did miss my oldest Granddaughter  622031_280641708714490_1275605053_o … but, she had to work… and I quite understood…

So if you still read about my birthday k4394957in days to come… don’t be surprised!