Fa-La-La-La Chaos

I survived my holiday trip north but I also survived……my first ever Black Friday shopping!

I’ve only ever worked on the dreaded craziest retail day of the year. I took it off for our trip north this year so I thought I’d revive the Black Friday tradition that my aunt had with my grandmother before she passed away.

Well folks….I don’t think I ever need to do it again. Lol. Once was enough, curiosity sated.

The plus side is that I did make some head way with shopping for people, including Mr. C&M. Now, I have to get the house clean so I can decorate. (Also, we have to buy a new fake tree.) The way my brain works, everything must be clean before the decorations go up. We’ve barely been home lately, so I’ve got some work cut out of me.

I love Christmas. It’s second only to Halloween for me. I just love getting gifts for the people in my life that matter the most.

Hopefully, I will squeeze in some holiday baking as well.

I haven’t finished Red Mars yet, it’s just so slow going, but I’m really looking forward to no more themed reading. I’m not a Christmas book person so it’s a free for all on what I read next.

Do you enjoy Christmas or are you a Scrooge?

13 thoughts on “Fa-La-La-La Chaos

  1. I like Christmas, just not the modern commercialization of it!

    And that elf on the shelf with Vader is PRICELESS!!! If only Vader had had a santa hat on. Ok, now I’m off to google for pix of vader in a santa hat…

  2. In case you change your mind: I just mentioned on another blog that I super enjoyed Santa’s Little Helper by H.D. Gordon, a book about what is basically an Elf on the Shelf possessed by the devil that murders children. Super good.

  3. Haha I definitely have you to thank for making me less Grinchy. 😛
    Today at work we spent the whole day Christmas shopping for our participants and it was so much fun. lol I loved picking out stuff that I thought would be perfect for them all. 😀

    1. I’m going to buy my new xmas tree tonight so I’m super pumped this morning!
      I’m happy that I ruined your Grinchy-ness, especially since you’re the gift master supreme so it doesn’t due to not like Xmas. 😛

  4. I never did black friday shopping. I don’t think it’s quite a thing in the UK. I mean, it exists and all, but i rarely go shopping in person (except for food, cuz it’s 1 min walk from my flat 😀 ), but i think it’s mostly online shopping here.

    I’m not all that into christmas. This year i’m gonna spend 25th with my bestie, we will experiment with a recipe and watch some Stephen King movies 😀 24th we will visit a friend of hers. I’m dreading already cuz i don’t know them and there will be like 5 people 😀

    1. I think it’s a good thing you guys don’t have it. Fighting over items is exactly opposite of being ‘thankful’ for stuff the day before. I’ve worked the holiday at retail stores and watched people literally stampede to the electronics section. It gets so insane.

      That sounds like an excellent Christmas (aside from new people)! My BFF and her fiance are coming to spend the night NYE and then we’re having Christmas 2.0 the next day. I’m more excited about that than actual Christmas. 🙂

  5. Christmas is complicated for me. I feel like I have negative Christmas spirit this year, but I love seeing other people enjoy it, so I don’t think I’m a Scrooge, because only an asshole would try to ruin someone else’s good time. I love getting presents for people and tend to overspend, but it’s just enjoyable to find/give the right gift. I wish we had our own place so I could go all out decorating. I don’t think we’ve even going to bother with a tree this year. It’s so much work to haul it up three flights.

    1. We bought a little 4 foot fake black tree this year. (It’ll be my Halloween tree next year.) But trees are definitely a hassle. We went to Florida for Christmas last year, so we did no decorating and minimum presents so I’m making up for it this year. 😛 My favorite part is giving gifts too. I hope you end up enjoying yours despite not quite feeling the spirit this year!

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