I think I actually got everything crossed off my list this weekend. Yesterday I took my parents to the used furniture store and my mom bought 2 chairs. Then we checked out our favorite stores in the town that they are moving too which are Ross and Big Lots. I bought a few things, they bought a few things. I don't know what to get people for Christmas but I like to buy things online unless they live with me. I don't want to have to ship things plus the lines in the stores were really long.
Laundry was next and then I finally had time to break out the Christmas decorations. I put up my tree with the lights and garland but we haven't put all of the ornaments on yet. I put the storage bins around the bottom so that the dogs won't mistake it for a real tree. The living room, where the tree is, is a mess because my parents are moving but we will just make this the Christmas corner and try to keep a space clear for presents. I even put a string of icicle lights outside. The carport already had hooks so it was easy. This is the first time I have ever put lights outside. Some of my neighbors have gone really crazy with the decorating. Maybe I'll find some good deals on outside decor at the after Christmas sales so that next year I can join this unofficial house decorating club. Nothing too fancy. I just want some giant candy canes and oversized ornaments and lights on all the cactus and....I'd better stop now.