My Husband and I decided to sneak away for a quick weekend getaway to central Florida this weekend. Oh the excitement of some alone time without the kids!(Love you guys and gals) It never fails though that when we're on our way out of town it doesn't take very long for me at least to want to turn around and head out of dodge as quick as our 4 wheels will carry us! As I am glancing around during the drive I can honestly say that I have seen probably at least 1000 homes that look identical to one another! It makes me wonder if they have a button they push so their house either does one of the "chirps" or maybe makes the porch light flash on and off so they make sure they don't pull into the wrong driveway! I guess you could say that there is a convenience to city life. It seems that on every street corner there is either a gas station, grocery store, pharmacy, wally world, mall, movie theather, etc. to just name a few. Not to mention every conceivable restaurant you could think of! But, along with the convenience comes the added benefit of being able to shake hands with your neighbor through your bedroom window!! :o) No this ex city girl desires nothing of city life. Give me 10 acres out in the middle of nowhere where my nearest neighbor is more than a stone's throw away, where at night I can hear the crickets and their annoying musical that they put on but I love it anyway! Plus the added bonus of the natural alarm called the roosters at 5am in the morning! Lord let me never take for granted the beautiful painting you have gifted me right outside my front door! How beautiful being a redneck and country bumpkin can be!
Well it seems as Black Friday was too much of draw for most this year! I myself was one of the few that did not get up during the pre-dawn hours to fight the mad crowds of shoppers looking for the must have deal of the season! My f/i/l actually got up at 2:30am in order to get himself a new battery charger! I actually did go shopping that day but didn't walk into the local Wally World until 11am and behold the items I was interested in were still there!(Hint Hint for those of you die-hard Black Friday shoppers)
I have blogged earlier about cutting back this Holiday season. We are not participating in the annual gift giving exchange with the family. I think the money would be more wisely used for possibly a local charity that helps the less fortunate during this time of year or in our case put it towards our Church's Lottie Moon Christmas offering this year. However, regardless of the amount we spend we do have one important rule that we are faithful in keeping. We DO NOT put our Christmas on credit! It is a wonderful feeling knowing that when you wake up on the 26th you won't be expecting a huge bill at the beginning of the month! So, what are you going to use this year? Cash or Credit?