Friday, December 26, 2008

A Holiday Recap

It was a good day yesterday. I like a low keyed holiday, I really do. I had a great dinner with friends and best of all, NO INSANE EXCHANGE OF GIFTS!. There is something to be said about having a meal with friends and it being a no present type of thing. The two friends who were supposedly giving gifts did, but they were very small items (the scarf) and some soap I like. Nor did said friends seem upset that I did not have anything to give back to them.

I did end up with a couple nice presents, the new scarf, a calender, a couple bottle of cheer, a gift card and an unexpected $50 check from my uncle. I deposited the check to my account and promptly sent him a thank you note.

I decided that my holiday presents to myself this year will be

1) A new DVD player

2) A new feather bed (provided I can find one under $85).

3) A $30 Shopping Spree at IKEA.

I usually meet up with some friends at IKEA on New Years day to wander the store and we have lunch in their cafe. I need a few little things for the kitchen and I can probably find them at IKEA.

My DVD player has been on it's last legs for over a year and I cross my fingers and pray each time I put a DVD in that the machine will "boot up" and play. For $30 I can find a suitable replacement. Since my TV/DVD watching season has arrived, I would really like to have a DVD player that works.

Hopefully, you had a nice day with family and friends!


Fabulously Broke said...

Good call with the new feather bed and IKEA thing

About the DVD player - do you have a laptop? You can hook it up to your TV I think with an adapter if you're techy...

I may gift myself with a Shuffle this year.

Fabulously Broke in the City
Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver...

undercover vixen said...

it's these things that make me go hmmm.. u had a post before about someone who was in febt but buying all these things and it drove u crazy... but here u are, fresh from banruptcy, large amount of debt and uncertain emplyment future... why do you need ALL these things RIGHT NOW.... it's xmas yes. Treat yourself, ok. but PICK ONE ITEM!

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