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December 3rd, 2008 at 09:02 pm

the temptation to just complete the TO DO list barring all costs!

Mostly the TO DO list involves completing gift shopping. When time becomes short, I start feeling desperate and blinded!

Daughter-getting interested in American Girl dolls. Is there any way possible to get involved with these at an affordable cost??? Peeked at Ebay, not a pretty sight.

Should I or shouldn't I? that is the question! Spend another $25 (approx) on small starter 14K gold pierced earrings? She is allowed to get her ears pierced this year. Or maybe give her a jewelry box (nice one with drawers)? They are inexpensive at JC Penney. Or wait on the whole thing cause her birthday is in February????

Son. His watch went in the washing machine. Died. It was my old watch and he loved it. Finally wore it everyday to school (5th grade). Go to Target and get him a watch to stuff his stocking???

Husband-haven't stepped in the Patagonia outlet yet (they have an 'unknown' store about 4 blocks from their factory that most folks are unaware). Was thinking to look for a UV protection shirt for him cause he works outside alot at our weekend property. Or maybe a protective hat. Just not time.

Neighbors-YaY! I brought back lots and lots of juniper greens from our ranch! SMELL GOOD! Will craft into swags and wreaths for the good friends on our street (2 or 3 families). Add nice generous ribbon, and few sparkly or rustic touches (already have). Cost?? TIME.

Work-My boss is taking her birthday off! I had bought her a small $10 gift, but won't see her for 3 days later (my day off, then the weekend). Soooooooo, I am going to use the gift instead for the office Christmas party exchange. It is a small artwork nicely framed and good for any person.

Gotta run, anyone with time to sell?

6 Responses to “...must...resist...”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    If the watch is an old fashioned analog, with ticking hands, don't give up on it. The old watches like that would often come back to life again if you let them dry out.

  2. beautissamiss Says:

    Okay, you were looking for cheaper American Girl Doll? I found some coupons, I dunno if they'll help much because those dolls are still pretty pricy but maybe it'll lead down the right track.

    Go here:

    I think the point of their coupons is that you use them online, I wouldn't know, never used it before. Good luck!!

  3. Ellen Says:

    I receive the American Girl catalog -- though I don't know how I got on the mailing list. The clothes for the dolls are more expensive than some kids clothes and I would consider the whole American Girl Doll thing to be for people who have absolutely nothing else to do with their money.

  4. my english castle Says:

    They have an outlet sale outside their Wisconsin HQ--people line up for days. That won't save you any time at all!

  5. Koppur Says:

    Maybe instead of an American Gifl, the AG book collection? Much cheaper than the dolls.

  6. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    thx for the tips/coupon info

    Breathe in....Breathe out....

    am concentrating on packing/mailing the out of town boxes to family, making the sprays/wreaths which cost nada

    and using a $5 off (25 purchase) at a local indie toy shop before any other shopping for dolls/jewelry/clothes. Have not visited this place before (although husband had and likes it) and will check if anything fits the need first, not to mention supporting this local shop.

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