Saturday, 12 December 2015

Ho, Ho, Holy Crap ...

... Christmas is in 13 days!!

Less than two weeks and I have yet to get properly stuck into present shopping.  I have a few little things for a few people but none of the "big" presents are sorted and I'm starting to get worried I'll run out of time (I've already run out of inclination/motivation!)

I don't know if it is because one son has moved out and another is on the other side of the world, or if it's just because I'm older and more world-weary but I'm just not feeling the festive spirit this year.  I should probably just change my name to Scrooge and be done with it. :-)

Actually I think it may be due to my attitude of "first world problems" .. buying more stuff that no-one really needs just to fulfil a societal expectation.  Then there's the whole "what to buy someone who already has almost everything they want" scenario.  Short of taking out another mortgage to buy the really big ticket item, what do you get for people like that?

I'm seriously considering buying everyone a chicken or a goat from Oxfam Unwrapped and calling it a day :-)