Sunday, 29 November 2009

Christmas and Farmville

I must apologise!

My mind has not been in the "blogzone" this week. 

Stoopid me has gotten myself hooked on Facebook Farmville.  Its so pathetically sad - I constantly think about how my crops are growing and how many ribbons and awards I have achieved.  I work out my life around the times when my crops are due to be harvested.  It must stop!  I really must curb this nonsense.  Its distracting me from blog-thoughts and I haven't even starting thinking about Christmas shopping?

I haven't even planned what I'm going to buy everyone and I don’t even know where we are going to be on Christmas Day. Perhaps we should just stay home – just the four of us – and I’ll cook us a nice Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and enjoy the sunny weather and our pool. My mum and dad will not be coming up from the coast for Christmas. My Boerewors’ family are going to extended family in Pretoria for the day.

As for gifts, I know I'm getting Megan a new bike (one that she doesn't have to ride with her knees up at her ears). The bike she currently has she got when she was two years old and it’s tiny, even though we've moved the handle-bars and seat up to full height and capacity. I know I want to buy Kaylin a new doll and pram with some cute accessories. I have no idea what I'm going to get my Boerewors as usual.

Our 10th wedding anniversary is coming up this Friday, 4 December and I've organised for us to go somewhere nice for the afternoon and evening (kiddy free of course) and then his birthday is the week after that on the 14th of December and then its Christmas soon after that.

I never know what to get my Boerewors this time of year as he's the proverbial "Gadget Man" and all the stuff he really wants is way out of my price range. I hate getting him things he really doesn't want because it makes me feel like the substandard wife who never saves and plans for these three events that come really close together. For once I wish I could gt him what he wants. A BT 4 Paintball gun with all the accessories.

Also, in January its Megan’s birthday and February is Kaylin’s birthday so my anorexic piggy bank takes a knock during these three months.

This has been tough this year with no salary increase for the last two years and no pending bonus like we usually get in December.

Perhaps I could play my luck with the lottery?


Marcelle said...

Am I glad I never got involved in Farmville, I blocked it from my facebook as saw so many of my friends playing it and got tired of reading about it on my News feed.

You going to get going with the Xmas shopping and not be like someone who leaves everything to the last moment, I work the best when under pressure.

Laughed at that pink piggy bank...reminds me of what my December is going to be like as we on a tight budget,hubby bought me a new car and the new payments come off this month, then I want to go away and also send money back home for the little one's Xmas presents.

My hubby is impossible to buy for as well...he wants only the best and that is something I cant afford he has to buy his own gift and I'll do the wrapping and hiding away until the morning of his birthday.

f8hasit said...

I am soooo glad to have given up my Facebook interest. I had a freiend who was ALWAYS online...I thought, "How can she be on here all the time with her 3 kids?"

I'm right there with you on my Christmas planning. Now that Thanksgiving is over I can start to think about it, but I refuse to before then. My one man stand against the rush of the holidays.

Asta said...

Hi Gillian,

I avoid all these games on Facebook, because I know I'll be stucked once testing-:)

I also think it is difficult to find gifts for my kids. They are not kids anylonger, they're adults, but it's the same story. I'm pending between gift cards or cash this year.

Hubby doesn't get anything, because I'm his gift-:) No, just kidding. We don't by gifts for each other. Instead we travel abroad for a week, usually in March. That's our mutual christmas gift.

Best regards

Kathryn said...

Oh, that poor, skinny little pink piggy!

Why can't you combine hubby's gifts into one gigantic one? Is he still too greedy?

What is it with guys and their toys??

cat said...

Oh freak no, I've been warned re Farmville. Wow, you guys are having your anniversary on my birthday!

Gillian said...

cat> I'll have a drinkie for you.

KK said...

That piggie bank is hysterical. I bet a paint gun would make you a rock star!


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