I've been very quiet over here and over at Lessons From Walker, not because I haven't had much to say, but because I've lacked the time to sit and type it out. My head is spinning, with a new job, moving back to our old house and all the usual running around with four children.
Today, though, I had to write because I've been feeling very conflicted about the whole "black friday" hype. I have never done the "Black Friday" shopping, I have friends that make a sport out of it, but personally, i just don't like shopping that much. Normally, I wouldn't even know what deals were out there but this year funds are a little tighter than usual. I found myself conflicted with trying to fill Santa's sled with all the items on my boys lists and the empty wallet syndrome as of late. As the time wore on yesterday I was on a roller coaster of decision, yes I was going, no I was not. It was an internal dialog but in the end, i stayed home.
It seems that year after year, the sales start earlier and are pumped up to be the event of the season. TV commercials show women cross training to be ready for the sales, and I can't help but ask myself, is this really what Christmas has become?
I'm not about to go up on a soap box and go on about the true meaning of Christmas because quite frankly, I'm not sure what it means to me. So from now until December 25th, I hope to embark on a personal journey to find a true meaning for me and my family. Stay tuned.....
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