So, I did it. 100 entries in 30 days, posting every single day in November. I’m very proud of myself, but I honestly don’t feel like 48 hours away from the computer this weekend gave me a long enough break. I find myself, for one of the first times ever, not having any clue what I should write about. So, pardon me if I’m more boring than usual the next few days. I need to get my sea legs back. Or get rid of my sea legs. I have no idea what I’m talking about.
LilZ and I spent a good chunk of this weekend doing Santa for NikkiZ. It was SO. MUCH. FUN. And we had some great luck. Mainly, we hit up this store called Ross. I don’t know if you have one in your area, but we spend lots of time there for clothing and housewares. Name brands stuff for dirt cheap. As long as you’re not looking for “current” – since most of the stuff is over a year or two old. Meaning it was new on the department stores shelves in 2006. But for people like me who don’t care? Awesome.
They always have a very small toy section, but evidently, they expand it for Christmas. As long as you don’t mind doing some digging, you can find great deals. We bought almost her entire Christmas there and spent less than $70. It was awesome. I highly recommend you hitting that store up for toys if you haven’t already. But brace yourself – there is no organization or order whatsoever. We even found two of the exact same items in different places with different prices. So, look around!
It’s amazing how much more fun Christmas shopping is when you have someone else to do it with. MrZ doesn’t mind it too much, but he has to be in the mood. Since I like to do my shopping early morning or late night, it just always works out that I do it alone. But having LilZ around this time? Was fantastic. I could have shopped all weekend since I wasn’t going alone.
We also found NikkiZ this GIANT stuffed penguin. She loves penguins (and pronounces penguins as “penis” for the record) and I’m fairly certain her eyes will pop out of her head when she sees this one.
We also put up our outdoor Christmas lights and NikkiZ put all of our Christmas interior decorations around the house. Which means every shelf below the two-foot mark is very seasonal. As is the floor. She took several of our taller snowmen statues and put them “Night Night” in the middle of the living room floor last night. And she put a Santa in timeout for hitting. I tried to tell her that putting the man in charge of the presents in timeout wasn’t such a good idea, but she’s a stickler for equality. If Rudolph has to go to timeout for hitting, then so does Santa.