Finances are worse than they’ve ever been for us before. I honestly had no idea how we were going to pull off even a crappy Christmas much less a decent one. But thankfully, I received my annual Christmas miracle: Amazon approved me for a credit line. It’s nice because if you spend over $800, you aren’t paying interest for like 6 months, and I’ll be able to pay it off with the tax return no problem. We’ve done this every year and it’s like the one credit card that’s never bit us in the ass.
So we got the kids taken care off. I got something silly for my sister. We bought a new tv because in 12 years of marriage we’ve never bought one and have been at the mercy of horrible hand-me-downs. Plus the kids are getting a game system from Santa. (It’s actually a really cool retro system that has NES, Super NES, and Sega Genesis all in one. So we also have kick ass games Pat and I grew up with incoming.) And I got some supplies for the lizard while I was at it, because I needed the total up to get the special financing, but the kids don’t need the full lot spent on them.
So Christmas was saved. And I’m done with my shopping for it, and it isn’t even Halloween.