Well, here it is January 25th already, only 11 more shopping months till Christmas! What will the economy be like by then, do you suppose? Will it be better than last Christmas which was just a month ago, or worse? I hope it’s not worse, but all the financial things I read don’t sound too promising.
Will the weather be better next Christmas? We went to Indiana for Christmas 2008, and I don’t think the weather could’ve been much worse, unless we’d had more snow. It would have covered up all the ice and we would really have fallen down then.
Will I still end up wrapping gifts on Christmas Eve? Probably. Actually I don’t really wait THAT long, it just seems like it. It was only the 23rd after all.
Will my husband’s brothers and their families be willing to go to the Golden Corral again for our Christmas gathering or insist that we have it at someone’s home? We went to the Golden Corral this year and there were good things as well as bad things about doing it that way. Good Stuff: No one had to clean house, do a lot of decorating and cooking, and clean up afterwards. No one had to spend a lot more money than the rest for food for everyone. We had a room all to ourselves and they didn’t charge extra for it. Everyone had something they liked to eat and plenty of it at a reasonable price. Bad Stuff: One brother and his wife especially didn’t like the idea but didn’t have room at their house so there wasn’t much they could do. It rained ice while we were at the restaurant but that could’ve happened while we were at someone’s home too.
The other brother and his wife liked the idea (probably because they were the ones who were going to have to host if we didn’t go to the buffet). They actually got stuck in an ice storm on their way home and had to spend the night in a motel!
Since we live in Florida and they’re all in Indiana, we offered to have it here but they don’t want to seem to drive that far just for some food. So I guess they’re probably stuck with the Golden Corral!