I’m a disorganized mess this holiday season.
But, regardless of whether I’m ready or not, Christmas is coming soon.
My posts will be sporadic for the next week or two as I juggle family events, etc.
At least, with help, I finally have a decorated Christmas tree.
We get a really tall tree due to the vaulted ceilings in our house …
Here’s a photo of the top portion of the tree:
It was nice to get some help because a large tree is a BIG project to decorate.
(Also, Paul Newman has forbidden me from being up on ladders …. I don’t have very good balance since I don’t use my arms like normal people do. Arms have a lot to do with balance, did you know that?)
I baked a lot over the weekend.
My arm is off-the-charts bad … which is, unfortunately, not a surprise.
Thanksgiving through Christmas is my “worst” time of year as far as pain management goes.
(But, it will be over soon and there are a whole lot of positives during the holidays to counter the pain issue.)
I don’t buy myself clothes very often, but I bought myself a new pair of black boots over the weekend.
I’m very excited about my new boots which is absolutely ridiculous.
Right now I own three pairs of boots …
A pair of (very) tall dark brown (Frye) boots which I love.
I’ve had them for three years and I like them as much as they day I purchased them.
My Lucchese cowboy boots … which I really like, but can only wear at cowboy-boot-appropriate events.
A pair of black (very cheap quality) boots I’ve had for several years.
The black boots started falling apart when I was up in L.A. recently.
I began looking at holiday boot sales once I got back home.
I wanted to replace my falling-apart-black-boots.
It seemed foolish not to take advantage of the lower prices available right now.
I wanted a classic style, and a quality boot.
Our weather is too warm to wear boots *that* often.
I didn’t want to buy boots that would be out of style next year, or even the year after.
(It takes a long time to wear out a good pair of boots when you live in a warm climate.)
I ended up ordering Frye Melissa Button Boots.
I think they’ll arrive tomorrow, on Tuesday.
Of course, I do feel guilty buying something for myself this time of year.
But, I also know I would end up paying a lot more if I waited and purchased them when they aren’t on sale.
Do you ever buy something for yourself when you’re gift shopping for other people?
How about when you *need* something and see it on sale?
(Please tell me you do … it will ease my guilt!)