This is my very first article and I can't believe how difficult it has been to jump in and get started. I think I will ramble and just see where it gets me.
Welcome to my first post.
Our two foot tall Christmas tree is still up, and I admit that I enjoy looking at it. The sparkling lights remind me of the brightness in my relationship. Each tiny ornament that hangs, brings back a memory that makes me smile. I think it will stay in place for another week before we tuck it all away in the closet.
For years I was like a bah humbug around the holidays and it feels really good to finally get past those sad days. I am sure that over time I will be writing about the reason for those dreary days. For now I will focus only on the good.
Not one present was unwrapped this year, and that felt a little strange. It is just my guy and I, and we have decided that we didn't need to surprise each other with gift wrapped presents. We went on a shopping trip a couple of weeks before Christmas and bought the items that we wanted. This is better than us buying items that weren't really needed. He still has a few gifts in the closet that I bought years ago. They weren't very practical, and I have to wonder if maybe I am just a bad gift giver.
This Christmas, if anyone asked me what I would have wanted I don't have a clue what my answer would be. I have three pieces of jewelry that I wear every day, and I don't change those, so jewelry as a gift would pretty much be a waste. Almost all of the clothing that I buy are purchased using gift cards that I earn from various places online, so I wouldn't want him to spend money to get me clothing.
I think that we made the right decision for us this year, and I know that doesn't work for everyone, but it worked for us.
How about you all? What do you buy someone who already has what they want?
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