Becoming Debt Free in 2009

December 19, 2008

Life Is Good

Filed under: Positive Thoughts,Random — ambercouric @ 3:06 pm

I can’t believe it is the weekend before Christmas and I have nothing to do.  I have finished shopping, cleaning, delivering gifts and all the other things that go with the holidays.  All I have to do is sit back and enjoy.

One thing that saved a bunch of time this year is not wrapping as many presents.  My son felt that wrapping his and his brothers presents were a waste of paper (Mr. Eco Friendly) so I got a box for each child that was big enough to whole all of their gifts and therefore, each only has one wrapped present under the tree.

I also didn’t buy for as many people this year.  So less time shopping and less time wrapping.  Not to mention less money spent.

We will do some baking for fun over the next few days and just enjoy the holidays. 

Have a great and relaxing weekend.



  1. That is fantastic! I wish I could say the same, I have a busy weekend of wrapping and cleaning. Take Care and Enjoy!

    Comment by Budget Mama — December 19, 2008 @ 7:14 pm

  2. I love the one box idea! Your son is pretty smart. :o)

    Have a nice relaxing weekend!

    Comment by Krista — December 19, 2008 @ 8:49 pm

  3. I think relaxation and enjoying being with loved ones is what the holidays should be about – and baking, of course 🙂

    We don’t wrap many gifts, either. My daughter is eco-conscious, and because our kids are young, we find the day much more relaxing if all the toys are assembled with any batteries inserted so all they have to do is play with them. Otherwise we spend most of Christmas morning trying to open packaging and figure out how to make stuff work.

    Merry Christmas!!

    Comment by Money Minder — December 19, 2008 @ 8:51 pm

  4. I am jealous. I am the world’s worst folder, so wrapping presents is not at the top of my list for favorite things. I am horrible at it. I’m glad I don’t have too many to do.

    Comment by cheryl — December 20, 2008 @ 12:22 am

  5. Hi there-well done you!! I’ve still my food christmas shop to do on Tuesday, plus some more cards to write, so not too bad! have a lovely weekend!

    Comment by sharon rose — December 20, 2008 @ 6:50 am

  6. that is awesome! i too am finished with just about everything ~ dd & i have a date with the kitchen to do some fun baking… the baking for just here at home… not really for the end result, but for the fun we will have doing it 😉

    Comment by jpkittie — December 20, 2008 @ 10:34 am

  7. You’ve even finished cleaning? If you’ve got nothing to do, do you want to help clean up my sty?? (Love me sty, sweet, sty.)

    Comment by shtinkykat — December 20, 2008 @ 12:50 pm

  8. That’s great! I am jealous! 🙂

    Comment by Jennifer — December 20, 2008 @ 11:09 pm

  9. Congratulations! That is a great accomplishment!

    Comment by Penny Wise and Pound Foolish — December 21, 2008 @ 12:32 pm

  10. One idea for an eco-conscious family would be re-usable wrapping. After Christmas, head to the fabric store and buy a bunch of fabric on sale, sew them up into different size bags (think pillowcases) and wrap a cute piece of twine or yarn around them to close them up. They are earth friendly, budget friendly, quick to wrap each year, and still allow your kids the fun of guessing what is in each of their gifts each year.

    Comment by Angie — December 21, 2008 @ 4:52 pm

  11. Isn’t it wonderful? I’m finished, except for prepping dinner for Christmas Eve (grocery shopping…etc.)

    I may have time tomorrow to write out Christmas cards…something I haven’t been able to do in years!

    What are you baking?

    Comment by Sharon — December 21, 2008 @ 10:00 pm

  12. How wonderful to be all finished and able to sit back and relax and enjoy the season! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    Comment by SimplyForties — December 24, 2008 @ 12:17 am

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