Did you know you can put things on layaway at Kmart, from Kmart.com???? I was so excited when I found out this was possible because I have a coupon for 10% off my order, online only. Layaway is my way of hiding presents until I'm ready to wrap them and not worry about snooping.
Only half the stuff I want to put on layaway they don't have in stock at this store. I even checked with surrounding stores, and none of them have all of what I want.
I even looked at stores in Southern California. Since we've been talking about spending Christmas down there with my brother in law. It would be a lot easier to just pick up everything down there, instead of up here and having to drag it down there with us.
I guess once I decide on what exactly the kids and I are doing, I'll figure out how I'm going to do the shopping.
The kids and I decided we don't want to have Christmas here this year. Halloween was hard enough, we don't want to wake up Christmas morning in this house.
When I think about Christmas morning here that hole in my chest opens up a little more. All of the Christmas traditions that we started together. Some since we've been married, some we started after we moved here.
I do plan on continuing them, but this year we need a break.
We've been invited to my brother in law's house and a friend's house in Southern California. We've also been invited to a friend's house here. We've also had someone offer us their cabin in Tahoe for a few days.
I'm not sure what I want to do. The cabin is out because I don't really want to be alone. I'd rather be surrounded by people. Its much harder to mope around with people around. I'm leaning towards Southern California because I can see friends while I'm down there.
If I do choose So Cal, then the kids and I will head to Oregon for Easter.
I have lots to think about. It would be much easier if we could just skip over the next few months altogether.