I made my special peppermint Christmas candy treats today. After all these years, I have it down to a science so I was in and out within an hour. Of course, it takes two hours for them to back and cool but the messy part was over and done quickly. I am going to bag some up and have the kids give some to their teachers tomorrow. I know it's not as crafty as some parents but they are tasty and it's something I can do. Last year the kids went to the dollar store and picked out gifts but honestly, I don't have the extra cash for that this year (yes I know, woe is me) and plus, I don't have the energy. Everything is so far from here - no longer a hop, skip and a jump from things.
I did most of my shopping online this year. I actually prefer that if I know what I'm looking for. I don't have to wade through Sunday ads full of useless (to me) things like air compressor deals. I just go to my ipad, pull up my Amazon app, plug in what I'm looking for and hit order.
I can't remember when I moved to online shopping for Christmas but I think it was the second year of Dakota being in law school. With two little kids and no virtually no help, I found it easier to shop online and have it all sent to my doorstep. Besides, I kinda like the UPS man showing up. It's like a mini-Christmas every time.
My brother, bless his heart, added me to his Amazon Prime Shipping account. LOVE IT! Free shipping. If I could ask for only one thing for Christmas (and honestly, I haven't asked for anything from anyone), it would be to continue to the Prime membership. It is a God-send and I am so grateful for it.
Anyway - time to check on my peppermint candies. Wish I felt like I wanted to snack on them....but I don't. :/