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08 December 2010 @ 02:52 pm
Christmas Shopping paranoia  
The problem with making Christmas wishlists every year (here's mine, in case you missed it :-p) is after a couple of years I find that I've grown rather dependent on them. When I started joining the Buckleys at Christmas, Rhi had just introduced wishlists to reduce duplication of gifts between her family and friends. Great idea! But it now makes me paranoid...if someone wants something, they'll put it on their list. If they don't put it on their list, they won't want it...or they already have it.

Last year, a lot of presents were ordered online...and as you may recall, a big snowstorm hit the country and mail was severely delayed. We ended up wrapping up a lot of boxes that contained slips of paper reading I.O.U. To avoid this, Seanie and I want to get our shopping done as early as possible, and the fact that several people still haven't sent out their Christmas lists has us feeling antsy, to say the least.

I think the 'need to rush and finish shopping' feeling also stems from the fact that we'll be flying to Disney World on the 26th, and we'll be attending Christmas celebrations with family on the 24th and 25th so we'll need to pack before Christmas Eve. I don't want to have to finish my Christmas shopping while I'm also trying to remember to pack enough underwear and socks in addition to dashing from one holiday even to the next.

I guess I shouldn't be worried...I didn't post my own list until the tenth last year. But I can't help it.