Buying Christmas presents is stressful!

Well, I haven’t posted anything personal in a few days, just giveaway posts that I’m participating in. But I have been working on several different posts. I’ll be posting reviews on a product by Pish Posh Baby and Little Green Pouch. I also finished a DIY project (made my own Christmas door wreath), and I have a cooking post, so I have been quite busy…it’s just a matter of getting it all typed up. Blogging takes a lot of time. I never realized that before I started blogging, but it does. I have to resize all the photos I upload plus add my blog’s name at the bottom. The layout of a post can take a while as well. I determine what I want where. How do the photos fit with the text? Which photos should I use? And on it goes. I’ve noticed quite a few bloggers don’t edit their posts and probably type in a hurry, because their material is riddled with grammatical errors. I always edit mine. That isn’t to say that I don’t make mistakes, because I know that I do! But I try to catch them.

(A little note on grammatical errors: If you’re a grammar nazi, you’ll probably notice that I start sentences with conjunctions and end sentences with prepositions. Yes, I’m aware that is incorrect to some, but when I blog I try to maintain a personable tone. I don’t want to sound stilted or academic. I want people to be able to relate to me and what I’m saying.)

I finally ordered a Christmas present for hubby tonight. I think he’ll like it, but I wonder if it’s enough? He’s difficult to buy for, because if there’s something he wants, he just goes and gets it. There’s no wish list. At least, not within my price range. I could probably tell you what I got him, because he never reads my blog, but just in case, I’d better not…

Buying Christmas presents is stressful to me! I start to think about who I SHOULD be giving a gift too, and before I know it, the list is really long, and I just can’t afford it. This year, my hubby and his siblings and their spouses (so that’s me too) are doing a gift exchange. We each drew one name, and that’s the person we’re buying for. I can most definitely appreciate that! It takes some of the stress away.

I’ve actually been planning on making quite a few Christmas presents. I have the materials I need; I just haven’t found the time. That’s not true. My MIL has been here for two weeks, and she’s been doing an awesome job of watching my son and cleaning up around the house. So I had more than enough time to finish the projects. Now that I’m sitting here typing…I have NO IDEA WHAT I JUST SPENT THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF MY LIFE DOING! What a waste! Time management is always something I’ve struggled with.

Anyway, I’m going to look up a few more things on the Web and then get to bed.

Have a wonderful night!

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