My treat to myself!

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
December 21, 2012 7:31pm CST
I bought myself a little Christmas gift today. I bought a case of 4 Chocolate mudshakes, 2 bottles Chocolate Candy Cane mudshakes, and 2 bottles Spiced Eggnog. Also, a tiny bottle of Canadian whiskey (as they were sold out of irish whiskey). I am going to make myself homemade baileys on Christmas as well. I bought a pack of sushi, adn dumplings which I just finished off for supper. A boston cream donut. My friend kept saying I needed to buy myself something for Christmas, as I don`t celebrate Christmas like many. I normally work (which I am this year), and we don`t do anything much family wise, nor exchange gifts ( I am not expecting to get a gift in the gift exchange - we had pulled names out of a hat - but my younger brother got me, and he keeps saying he isn`t wasting his money on me). I am not going to argue, karma will come and haunt him. I am not going to say anything, because I know they will side with him, and his little stupid excuses.
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• United States
22 Dec 12
It isn't just a matter of Christmas. You need to do more to treat yourself in general--not by spending a lot of money but by doing little things that you can enjoy. We all need to treat ourselves. Yesterday, I bought a slinky black dress for myself (at a great price from a thrift shop). Today, I followed that up by batting my eyelashes at my boyfriend and convincing him to buy me some good chocolates while he was out running errands; he did, and, now, I shall slowly savor these decadent treats over the next week or so.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Dec 12
I know I should, but I tend not too. I usually put most of my money away into savings, or to bills with not much leftover. I even got my hair cut this morning as well, which was a treat for myself. You got him trained well .
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• United States
22 Dec 12
Not as well as I would like... *Sigh*
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• United States
22 Dec 12
If your brother does not get you a gift. then who ever got him should not get him one either. right is right and wrong is just that wrong. I would never include him in no exchange anyway he is too selfish to think about others..
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Dec 12
I said the samething, but everyone sat there and argued with me. My younger brother and older brother wont be buying gifts I can guarentee it. All they worry about what they are getting for Christmas, and how they want this or that. I have to work Christmas morning, then volunteer. We are all older with no kids, so not as if we have to be up at 6am like we did as kids. Both my brothers are whining because they have to wait for supper time. They are 18, and 30 yet act like 2 year olds. We were having family dinner, and they all up and ditched it to go to their boyfriend or girlfriends places. So I will be home with my parents spending it online, and eating candy with them.
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@BarBaraPrz (21365)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Dec 12
Party time! Where do you live, again?
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Dec 12
Just go North East about an hour and 30 minutes. Bring some goodies with you.
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@BarBaraPrz (21365)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Dec 12
Can you be more specific? Those instructions could land me anywhere in the Big Smoke... :o)
@dodoazo (22051)
• Philippines
22 Dec 12
If they can't do it for you. And this is what you're doing. Your brother is too smart. He doesn't want to give you gift for you don't want it neither. That's he keeps his penny for himself.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Dec 12
My brother is a selfish ignorent spoiled brat. I have come to conclude if I say anything, because he is too selfish to buy someone else something, I will be ganged by the rest of the family because he can`t afford it supposeable, or he has more important things to worry about. I am done listening to them whine, and say I am picking on him, or some lame excuse. He isn;t ruining my holidays, and me being happy.
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@dodoazo (22051)
• Philippines
22 Dec 12
At least you him from head to foot and you know how to handle him. By doing good, by being kind to him, he will realize sooner or later that he is wrong. That he should amend his bad attitude towards you.
@ulan12rc (223)
• Qatar
22 Dec 12
I love baileys hmmm... I can finished one bottle and still craving for it :D especially in winter time. You should treat your self more often if you can, don't wait for Christmas to buy gift for your self. Like for example, plan for your weekend - check a nice spa to have a whole body massage, haircut and nail cleaning then go to a mall buy some stuff for yourself and then eat in a fine restaurant. Sometimes we need to realize the importance of our self for others to see.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Dec 12
I did get my hair cut yesterday, but I dont have this free money usually. I try to get myself some special things but bills come first. I love homemade baileys and its much cheapier, you just need table cream, chocolate syrup, and irish whiskey.
@Blondie2222 (22881)
• United States
22 Dec 12
That's nice you bought yourself stuff. When I went shopping the other day the only thing I bought myself was some body spray that I found and fell in love with other than that I really didn't get anything for myself. But when I get christmas money from my mom and dad then I will be splurging on myself I need new clothes etc. Sorry your family doesn't do much for christmas but that does happen as you get older unfortunately. I'm thankful my family still loves to have get together and do dinner or brunch whatever it may be.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Dec 12
My friend kept pushing me to treat myself so I did. I most likely will get some money from my parents, they have bought everyone a gift and then whine because I don't need anything because I buy it for myself and budget. I usually work Christmas anyways so I volunteered to go into work for an hour to feed to cat, and clean the bird cage. I then will go volunteer at the local animal shelter for awhile. As far as I know we are suppose to have a Christmas dinner, but my 3 siblings ditched it for their boyfriends and girlfriends, so it will be me and my parents.
• United States
22 Dec 12
I kind of wish you got him and not get him anything either. It would serve him right.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Dec 12
That`s what a few people have saaid. Sadly, I got my sister`s boyfriend who isn`t even part of the family, he never comes to functions, he doesn`t talk to any of us, yet he`s part of the family gift exchange.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
22 Dec 12
He shouldn't be allowed in the gift exchange if he isn't getting anyone a gift!!! He will grow up acting entitled to everything. I don't understand your family sometimes, although mine isn't the best either. But what if they had him for a gift exchange partner and they didn't get a gift? I think it would be nice if they could all treat you like an actual family member and not some person on the street. I have been there with my brother though in some incidences. You are right though, karma will bite him in the butt one day.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Dec 12
If he didn`t get a gift it would be an entirely different situation, he would take a fit and scream like a little child. I am done arguing with them, and he already has that bad behaviour that the world revolves around him, he needs everything but doesnt want to give anything. I`ve already accepted that he is very selfish, and conceded but it will all come back to him one day. I am not letting them ruin my holidays, they can all shove it right now. I bought myself some things and enjoying myself.
• Philippines
26 Dec 12
It’s nice to reward yourself with things, most especially when you experienced a tough time in your life, rewarding yourself with some things and giving yourself a gift to yourself can satisfy and ease some hardships. Happy Holidays!
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
22 Dec 12
Ricki, are those things you mentioned all about food? He he. Well, it is also a good thing that we reward ourselves from time to time. Personally, I am not expecting any gifts from my family, my children especially, because I know that they don't have the capacity to buy anything for now. Even with my relatives, so I have to buy gifts for all of them. With your brother, give him a gift instead. Who knows this might change everything? Merry Christmas!
@bluespygirl (2112)
• Philippines
22 Dec 12
Hello there 911Ricki! There is really a need to treat ourselves once and a while and especially this holidays! As to your younger brother, how naughty of him! But I guess he is just kidding? Hey, I haven't seen spiced eggnog in the market? Maybe I wasn't looking.. Happy Holidays!
@echoforever (5192)
• United States
22 Dec 12
This is the kind of treat I'd like for myself. I'm not a huge gift person, I appreciate them of course but sometimes it seems out done. This I would enjoy getting myslf or from someone else. I love having drinks on Christmas. It is a very "jolly" thing for me to do.