Thursday, October 8, 2009

Christmas is Coming!!

A few months ago I posted about my love, some would say obscession, with Hallmark ornaments. At that time I was getting ready to go to the Hallmark Premier Weekend and stock up on all my ornament buddies. I did go, and got some wonderful ornaments and spent way too much money. So, this weekend is another premier weekend and there are several ornaments that I've had my eye on to add to my collections:

So, I think I need this little guy to add to my snowman tree. Isn't he adorable?

And this is perfect for my Santa tree, plus it plays music! What could be better than that?

Of course, I have to have this for my bear tree. Everytime I look at it I will remember how much fun I had reading to my kids.

So as this weekend was approaching I was starting to doubt my financial ability to add more ornaments to my already overflowing collection. It made me sad but I thought it might not be so fiscally responsible in these times to spend money on these little guys. I could do it, and I wouldn't be taking food out of anyone's mouth but it just made me feel kind of guilty, you know? So feeling kind of dejected, I resigned myself to the fact that I was just going to have to be happy with what I had.

Then what to my wondering eyes did appear? A bonus check from my new best friend, the CEO of my hospital. We usually get a bonus check every year around this time. It's never a huge amount but it's nice that they share with us. This year we didn't expect to get anything because of the economy. We had already made some sacrifices by giving up a lot of the perks we were used to. I guess it helped, and we have been busy, so they decided to give us the bonus.

I consider this found money. Yes, I could pay a bill or buy a weeks worth of groceries, but I have money for that. So, I'm going this weekend to buy my Hallmark ornaments. I think it's kismet, karma and proof positive that God approves of my obscession. At least that's what I'm telling myself so I don't feel so guilty. (I can never get away from the guilt thing....but that's a topic for another post.)

Merry Christmas!! Remember....only 77 days left! Are you ready yet?


  1. Charming, charming, charming! You have a little bit of New England in your essence, with your love of the farmhouse doorway, and these cozy, country ornaments. Happy shopping, it's the Holiday Season :)

  2. You know, Joanne, I've always felt like I was born on the wrong side of the country....I love everything New Englandy....

  3. Hi Gerri, thanks for stopping by my blog! I am so ready for Christmas...I just got about 80% of my Christmas shopping done this week. Yay! Love that snowman ornament!

  4. Wow, Jen, I'm impressed. I'm quite behind this year....I have not bought one thing..well, except ornaments, lol.

  5. Hey mom...if you could pass some of your good karma onto your deserving (at least I think so, especially after this week) daughter it would be much appreciated.

    PS...while I think I'll always think your obsession is a bit ridiculous...I love all of my ornaments so I guess I shouldn't complain....and those are really cute too. :)