Maybe it's just me, but I seem to have so many different moods when it comes to Christmas spending.
I was thrilled to pick up two Christmas ornaments at Hallmark for 95 cents each using two $5 off coupons that were in my local newspaper. (I traditionally put a new ornament in each daughter's Christmas stocking.) Then I turned right around and paid full price ($99)for a Wii FIT for my oldest daughter even though I've seen it on sale for $20 and $30 less.
Obviously this makes no fiscal sense.
At various points during the Christmas frenzy, I get tired and just want to get the shopping done, never mind the cost.
The other day, I could not locate the one document I needed for a $30 rebate on a telephone for one of my kids. I was ready to say "Forget it," when calmer heads prevailed and I did, indeed, manage to locate the errant barcode.
But it is SO easy to just let things go, pay the full price, and move on.
I'm still within my budget this Christmas, but I'd better get a handle on my moods or that may not remain true.
Some days, I'm with Scrooge!
Bah Humbug, indeed!