Almost Done !!

Tree and gifts - Just about done with gift buying and wrapping finally.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
December 8, 2008 11:45am CST
I was in the holiday spirit this weekend big time. Got a lot more shopping done. I still have 2 gifts to get the daughter, one for my son, and some for my wife. I wrapped all night Saturday and Sunday afternoon. I also went and got all the candy for the grandkids stockings as well and those are filled to the brim as well. Almost done now for the holiday season. How close to done and ready are you for the Holiday? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Dec 08
presents - not started tree - purchased but not decorated cards - not doing, except maybe a few decorating - outside of house is done grumbling about having to leave for AZ Christmas day - started last month
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Dec 08
So why are you leaving AZ then? My lights outdoors have been up for over a month. Tree up for just a week is all. FAKE too. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
8 Dec 08
Wow, you are just jolly ol' St. Nick, Grandpa Bob. I wish I were in the Christmas spirit like you. I haven't done much so far. We have the two grandbabies done though and my Mother in-law. We aren't able to do much this year, because of hubby's cancer and lack of mooolaa. But we are going to have a nice dinner. I'll be decorating the house tomorrow. Great job in finishing it all.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I've been in the spirit for a long time actually. Had my lights up outside for over a month now. They have been turned on almost nightly since as well. Bummer about the cash and cancer. Hope things get better soon for you all. Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Barb42 (4218)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I have done absolutely no decorating in my house. And I have yet to buy the first gift. We did decorate the church today and it's beautiful. Wish I had my house decorated. Been trying to get my husband to get my stuff from the attic but he hasn't gotten it down yet. I meant to do it the day after Thanksgiving but he had other ideas. So here I am, getting closer to Christmas and nothing is done.
@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Dec 08
We had to baby sit the grandkids yesterday and so took the opportunity to take them to a tree farm and cut down a Christmas tree, something they had never done. The tree is up, but that is it. Hubby is untangling the lights. I am going to finish a free lance article, then lay off of them for Christmas.I will get the decorations up, soon.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Dec 08
YIKES! If I don't have my outdoor lights up before it gets too cold, they won't be up at all. I wpon't do it when it's cold out as it's a hassle actually. My tree was just put up last weekend which is late as well. Not too late but still late. So are you going to be busy this weekend decorating etc then? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Barb42 (4218)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I want to decorate tomorrow. But, apparently my husband is getting my decorations out of the attic! He's on his computer. And, I am afraid to get up in the attic because of my hip. I got to next to the top step today - wanted to get some of my decorations for the church, but was afraid to climb on into the attic and then try to get down without anyone being in the house. Sure didn't want to fall. So, who knows when my tree and things will get put out! It is supposed to rain the next few days, so maybe he will get them down then. He didn't get home until 6 tonight and he was very tired and went to sleep after eating.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I am almost done with shopping, still need to figure out a few things for my son in law. I have not even started wrapping yet.
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• Canada
8 Dec 08
I haven't started wrapping yet either. My hubby and I usually do that together so we might do that this weekend!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I am the designated wrapper. Mainly because I am a pro at it it seems. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
11 Dec 08
Good for you Grandpa Bob!! You should see some of the gifts I got from my brother when we still lived at home hahaha! It looked like the dog had tried to open it, or wrestled with it one of the 2. Then one year he got smart and paid me 20 bucks to wrap all of his gifts for him hehe! Then everyone wondered what the heck happened to his crappy wrapping styles!! PurpleTeddyBear
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I just have to get Subway gift cards or certificates for the stocking and some scratch off lottery tickets too...just of the big kids. Otherwise I have everything done and wrapped. I have two to deliver though...one for toys for tots...and one to another friend....otherwise everything is shipped etc.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Hey, I want some scratchies as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
8 Dec 08
You should have told me last week before I sent your card!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Why? Did ya lose my address? It's still the same as before. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• Canada
8 Dec 08
Wow good for you Grandpa Bob, I'm impressed :) I am just about finished my holiday shopping too, I just have to get my daughters presents and candies for her stocking, and purchase one more gift for my hubby and I'm done!! Is such a great feeling to be just about done this early in December :) I have my staff Christmas party tonight and we all picked a names out of a hat and are doing the "Secret Santa" thing. Should be fun!! Luv & Hugzz, PurpleTeddyBear xx
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Every job I've ever had around the Holidyas we never did the gift swap thing in any form. Had tyhe huge parties for employees, but no gifts. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
11 Dec 08
This is my first job that actually is having a staff party with a gift exchange too! It was a ton of fun, and with tomorrow being pay day by the end of the day ALL of my gifts will have been purchased and I will be DONE!! Hugzz, PurpleTeddyBearr xx
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Oh, I am almost done myself other than just a few gifts for teachers and neighbors andaybe another 1 or 2 things for my son..I also finally got that tree up, but my daughter had the camera so I couldn't take a picture to share..I hope I can share it before Christmas..
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I am sure we will see a photo soon. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
9 Dec 08
I got a picture but have to wait until I get to the library to upload it..And if you are wondering how I am online and not at the library, really have not idea how, but will start a discussion on it soon..
@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Dec 08
For the most part the Visions of Sugarplums are still dancing in my head. Hubby and I took advantage of a Saturday morning together to go out of town to a special store that features Kansas made items. We bought for his three sisters. That is always the stumper for me, so I am glad it is over. I loved the store we shopped in. I have most everything figured out, and I now have the cash to do something about it.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Dec 08
They dance in my heart all season. You know I have not bought anything for my siblings in like 10 years. Just the way out family is lately. Kids and grandkids are the ones with the gifts. That's how it should be anyhow I feel. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I'm not even close to done....as usual. I finally got the tree up and the lights done on the porch. As for the shopping, finances are pretty tight so I have the feeling I will be shopping on Christmas Eve again. Same-o Same-o. LOL!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I have a youinger blind brother that waits till the 24th most years to shop. I can't do that. I prefer to be done by the first of December. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@walijo2008 (4648)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Well you've been busy haven't you? I wished I had someone who would do all this for me so I wouldn't have to worry about it, someone who would do all my decorating and shopping and wrapping presents. I just can't get myself in the mood to do it, I've been shopping and I'm almost done, but I still need to put my tree up and I just can't get motivated to do it. What does your wife have left to do, if you do it all? Your a good man Grandpa Bob...
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I have done the shopping and wrapping for my son before as well. I love doing this stuff a lot it seems. She does the cookies and dinner usually. I even hand the gifts out eaqch year. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Ravenladyj (22940)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Im hoping to be done by the middle, end of this week....I'd better be cause some of this stuff has to be mailed out yet to PA..I figure I'll start wrapping stuff soon too...I'll be SO GLAD when its over...
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Dec 08
We have not mailed gifts in years actually. I guess I will be glad once yhe Holiday is gone. But not too soon anyhow. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@katsmeow1213 (29029)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I'm still working on wrapping, but my shopping is done. I don't really want it to be done, there's plenty more I'd love to get, bu I can't afford to buy any more, and I think what I've already purchased is plenty. My husband still has to finish his shopping for me, and we are still working on something for his parents, but I'm making a photo montage for MIL, all I need is a frame. Then the stocking stuffers.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Same feelings here especially with the grandkids. So much more we see and wished we could afford to buy. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I would like to get my mom one more gift if possible and I still need to buy stocking stuffers I just give my husband money as that is what he always wants one year I bought him a new billfold and put money in it. I can't beleive Christmas is only about 2 weeks away! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Dec 08
This is late for me too. I am usually done by now with everything. Thanks and Happy Holidays back at ya! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@dragon54u (31607)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I don't have too much more to do, just a few gifts to get and mail out. I'll have that done this week. I don't think I'll decorate the outside of the house this year, it's cold and I'm tired. I'll definitely put up my tree and I might put some lights in the upstairs windows but I just can't go all out like I did last year. Working every day kind of wears me out!
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@Rosekitty (19443)
• San Marcos, Texas
9 Dec 08
Hi GB..I felt like you did this weekend too!..I thought i'd buy some things and keep at it every few days so i won't get stressed out and have to stay in the store very long..I like shopping but hate the crowds.I figure by the time of the 21st i should be done since i have alot to buy for.. huggs
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@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
8 Dec 08
It's lovely to hear you do your own personal Christmas shopping, GB, even wrapping the gifts yourself! My husband is in charge of the 'big' presents for our children - but I do all the rest, and wrap everything. He always manages a special surprise for me, though - and I've never once guessed what it will be! One year it was a huge box which felt very light - inside, it was filled with packing filler, and there were book vouchers hidden among the stuff! I think there were about 10 of them - so I had a fantastic day in the bookshop that Christmas.
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@gemini_rose (16193)
8 Dec 08
I am nearly done now, I put the christmas decs up today and they look pretty nice, I have more or less finished buying. I went and bought my hubby a remote control helicopter today that he had been eyeing up the other day so I am quite excited about that and cannot wait to see his face because he does not have a clue!! I just have to wrap everything really that is always the hardest part for me that and finding where i hid everything to begin with ha ha!
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
10 Dec 08
well happy happy holidays to you my friend
• United States
9 Dec 08
Hmmm Ready.. that would be meant that I have started... nope no where near ready at all....
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
Hey gb, yuppers, i am done! i have wrapped since october and bought christmas presents for this year since last years holidays (thats the time to shop - after christmas!) but because i hate wrapping, i only do a couple a day (hence why i start in october)! did you send out cards? i am still debating! lol!!!!