I'm about 2/3's done my shopping. I should be able to finish it off tomorrow or on the weekend, depending on how motiviated I am tomorrow. I hate going into the malls and last few Christmases I've given myself migraines trying to wade through the masses. Only bonus for me, the Costco by our place has nobody in it most days...and I can do a lot of shopping there.
And yup, we do buy for the puppies. Maggie loves the Beanie Babies for Dogs, we buy them at Co-Op of all places for about $5 each. Bought my sis' dogs some of the PetSmart Luv-a-pet dogs and a ball thrower, will grab them some treats too. We spoil all the pups at Xmas. Lots of bones which keep them busy while we're doing our thing.
We have to put up our tree this weekend, pulled out everything last night so I could sort through it. Our house is a lot bigger this year...our tree actually fits in our house.
Not to be long winded...but we bought a Christmas tree from Crappy Tire a couple years ago...in August. I don't know why they had trees out then, but we decided to buy one. A nice 6ft one. We get it home, throw it in the basement and don't think about it until December.
December comes, we drag this thing out and start setting it up. DH is spreading out branches, I'm thinking this is shorter than I expected. I thought we bought 6ft and this is about 4ft/5ft tall. I look at the box and see there is more in the box. I ask DH about it, he said "it's the top". I look again, nope, that's not the top...that's the bottom.
Turns out they gave us an 8ft tree instead of the 6ft tree. I check the receipt which is taped to the box. Yup, says 6ft tree on the receipt. We can't figure out what to do. How do you return a tree that's not on the receipt you're trying to return it under? After much debate, we decide to keep it and finish putting it up.
I swear it was like the Griswold's Christmas Vacation movie when he releases the tree inside the house and the tree branches break through the windows. DH released the bottom, branches hit the window, hit the dining room table, hit the wall. We had to pull it out another couple feet from the corner (which means it's now half in the dining room). I look up, the tip is in the ceiling fan. We actually had to bend the top of the tree tip down so it didn't hit the ceiling fan!!
For the past few years, we've had to leave the back half of the tree folded up, and the tip bent down. This is the first time ever we get to use the whole tree in our house!! Woooo!!!!
Ok...resume your normal actitivies. I'll stop chatting.