Friday, December 14, 2007
I vowed several weeks ago to keep our Christmas as simple as possible. On one hand I feel as though I've been successful. There hasn't been the daily running around with the focus being on "getting it done." On the other hand, I feel completely out of control spending wise. I keep a list of what's been purchased and write down the cost of each item and do a fairly decent job of staying within my budget. It's the little things that are getting me! The baking supplies that add to the grocery bill, the finishing touches for some craft project, the wreath for the front door, lunch out on the two days that I spent shopping...It's amazing how quickly that stuff adds up! So my plan for next year is to do a better job of budgeting those little things in.
I am hoping to take the kids to view a Gingerbread Village display tomorrow. I'm just waiting to see what this winter storm is going to do!! If we aren't able to go tomorrow we will try to go one day after school next week, which might be better anyway as it will be less crowded. Sunday we will make our own house using the Wilton kit plus a few other little add-ons!
Gingerbread house image found at www.gingerbreadlane.com