Merry Christmas to me (from me)

Every year, it seems, I go on a post-Christmas shopping spree, whether I plan to or not. And most of the time, I don’t.  It just sort of…happens.

Ironically, I hardly buy anything frivolous the entire rest of the year…including Christmas gifts.  Then all of a sudden—usually Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or the day after Christmas—I start stumbling into all these great sales that I just can’t resist.  And Christmas or not, if I weren’t getting a good deal, I wouldn’t waste my time or money. :pilgrim

It started innocently enough.  I’d gotten one new cat bed/scratcher/toy for The Kittehs, which it turns out they love & have been fighting over.  So of course, being the excellent mama that I am, I had to get online & order a couple more.  Right?

But then, My Cart suggested I might also like…  And also like…  And also like…  And you have to listen to Your Cart, since it knows you better than your best girlfriend—right?  :candycane   So in addition to these round scratcher beds, I ordered a hammock & lounge & one shaped like a whale!

And as long as I was there, I decided to check my Wish List.  I find it helpful to peruse it once in a while to see if anything I want (& have been wanting for a while) has gone down in price.  Well, to say it was my lucky day is an understatement.  Everything that I wanted had either gone down in price or was on sale!  (Well, okay, not everything, but quite a bit!)

I ordered Tangled—both the DVD & the soundtrack, which I’ve been listening to almost non-stop.  And you want to know what’s disturbing?  When you’ve been listening & singing along to the music from the movie over & over again for so long that when you turn it off & go into another room…you could still swear you still hear the songs clear as day & they are not in your head.  Thankfully, this often turns out to be the television you left on & set to automatically turn to Tangled every single time it comes on.  (Ha!  Still safely skirting the edges of true insanity, thankyouverymuch.  Or as Sarah Silverman would say on Monk, “Not crazy, just a fan.” :turkey )

Also for a steal, I got House of Wax & the Seasons 1 & 2 set of Just Shoot Me!  (Season 3 was still too expensive, so it’ll just have to wait until next Christmas’s post-holiday shopping blitz. :houhoh )

What I really wanted, though, was Supernatural (my newest over-the-top obsession :turk ) so I’ve sort of been hovering over those pages, waiting for the prices to go down.  Especially since, when I first started watching the show, I looked them up & they were all $15 each.  I didn’t order, though, because at the time I’d only seen about six episodes.  I liked the show, thought it might become a favorite, but I didn’t know for sure.  And the next time I looked—when I was sure—they were up to almost $30 each.  Well, after seeing that they could go as low as $15, I had to give a bit hell-to-the-no to that!  I decided to wait.  And bide my time.  And check the pricing hourly. :turk

Then, for some bizarre reason, I decided to visit  I never do this…or almost never, anyway.  But like I said, I was somehow Supernaturally drawn there. [Insert spooky ghost woo-woo sound effects here. ]

And now, following in the footsteps of Supernatural‘s trademark cliffhangers, I shall stop for today.  There’s more to the story…oh, so much more.  But you’ll have to wait until Mistress Heidi returns from hiatus to find out what happened next.  (She is such a tease! :booby )

I will tell you this, though:  No matter how injured they may seem, no beloved characters are going to die.  At least not forever. :pumpkin



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  1. Kathleen O says:

    I love after Christmas shopping, you still find the best bargins in January….. :tsspp

    • Heidi says:

      Yes! While everybody else is in line to return stuff, I’m filling my cart with new goodies. :gift
      And that’s the way—uh-huh, uh-huh—I like it. :tree

  2. Quilt Lady says:

    I enjoy the after Christmas shopping but alas I don’t have much money to spend due to Christmas. I did buy a few things such as a birthday gift for my nephew, he loves legos and they has some awesome sales on legos after Christmas. :brr

    • Heidi says:

      Well, that’s the beauty of my shopping spree—I spent almost no money before Xmas, so I can totally justify it now. Or, well…I’m trying, anyway. We’ll see how I feel when the bills actually arrive. :reindeer

      I’ve long thought that we should put of Xmas, anyway. Everybody wait, buy nothing, then go all-out *after* Xmas when they have the best sales. That’s what I do. Of course, if you *all* did that, there wouldn’t be any goodies left for me. So carry on. Forget I said anything. :icecube

  3. Mary Kirkland says:

    I have been in love with Supernatural since it began.

    • Heidi says:

      You were obviously very smart. I was obviously in a mental institution. Underground. In a straight jacket. With my head in the sand. :houhoh

      I’d heard about it, but for some reason it didn’t click & I only recently started watching it from the very beginning. (Thanks to TNT I’m up to Season 5 already. :tsspp ) I liked it from the beginning, but I think it only took about 3 eps for me to think OH. MY. GOD. I. AM. IN. LOVE. And thus the true obsession began. :reindeer2

      But better late than never, right? :snow

  4. Laura J. says:

    Dang it! I have money to spend, but can’t find anything!!!!!!!!!

    • Laura J. says:

      I’m glad you’re finding some goodies though!! I’ll just live vicariously through your purchases, if that’s okay with you.

      • Heidi says:

        You’re welcome to toss a little of that cash (or are they gift cards from your stocking?) my way. :booby

        And definitely you can come along for the ride. It’s a fun one, peppered with hotties like our Hunk of the Month over there. :icecube

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