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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dear Santa.. You are a money grubbing W*oRe
So here we are... 2 paychecks away from the most expensive time of the year.. Christmas. Normally Christmas alone stresses me out; However, this year... I am also in a wedding in Puerto Rico that is going to cost a pretty penny shortly after. I now clearly understand why my parents were always so stressed around the holidays. I miss being a kid and just being excited for Xmas. My parents were split up and remarried when I was young so I had about 5 houses to hit in one day. To fit everything in, Christmas started at my Moms at 5am. We woke up, hopped in the car and drove over the Ortega mountain to my Grandma's house. We would always stop at the look-out point and watch the sunrise, then make our way down the mountain.  When we got to my Grandmas she would cook a huge breakfast for the whole family. I knew that we couldn't open presents until EVERY one had eaten so I took on the job of dishes/serving/cooking/cleaning.. anything to help the process along. As soon as someone would slow down on their eating I would interject "Are you done? Want me to take your plate?" All I could think about was the mounds of presents on the floor with my name on it. I was a spoiled little girl to say the least and just wanted Breakfast to be over so presents could commence. Cut to today - I would give anything just to have that big breakfast with my family and would cherish every second.
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." ~Calvin Coolidge


Stephanie said...
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Stephanie said...

Gosh, you and I are mind melding! I swear I just had this convo with my bf. What I would give to just be a kid again. Sure, I was spoiled too.

M & I both come from middle-class families. But he is an only child, and I am the eldest of three. While I confirmed with his Mom that he was given only ONE extravagant gift (and minor stocking stuffers), like me, his taste has become rather extravagant. When we exchanged "Christmas Wish Lists" I almost threw up. There was no way I could afford some of the things he had on there. One to name was a Breitling watch, he loves his watch collection, but that's almost $2K! Sure, my list included a Speedy 30 Louis Vuitton and a pair of classic black leather Louboutins, but those are both under $700 in fact. But, I figure that's my one BIG gift. Plus, in my defense, I gave him a list of ten other ideas (i.e. Tiffany and David Yurman jewelry, new workout clothes, nice leather gloves, etc). Those two just happened to be the BIG items. Maybe I'm crazy, but Christmas and the gift giving is really becoming a bit expensive...

Toni Tralala said...

Good luck with that wedding! I know someone who's getting married in the Domican Republic.

I know what you mean! I was spoiled rotten as a child and now that I'm on the other side of the world, it makes me think of how much I would give just to have dinner with my family again.

I found you on 20 Something Bloggers. <3

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

You're right! Christmas is such an expensive time of the year! Good luck planning the wedding!

Jet-Setting Divas said...

christmas is very expensive! that's why people make their new years resolution to save money and spend wisely! lol

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