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Hey guys!

Sorry I’ve been slacking on my blog lately but it really feels that I have no time to do anything anymore.  Things have just been crazy lately…which I will share later on…but I wanted to do this quick post from Fill in the blank Fridays which I follow at Lauren’s Blog: The little things we do.

1.   The best way to spread Christmas cheer is     doing little things to brighten people’s day.  Also by putting a little bit of magic back into Christmas.

2.   The thing I love most about Christmas is   giving gifts, the smell of tape (haha I know I’m weird but I just think the smell of scotch tape reminds me of Christmas. I also love candy canes and Christmas music.
3.  The holiday season is a time for   being with family and celebrating Jesus’ birth.  Also seeing the magic of Christmas on the kids faces.
4. My favorite thing to eat at the holidays is  Turkey!!
5.  I will be spending Christmas    with hubby’s family and then on Christmas night heading to my mom’s to have a second Christmas on boxing day.  Then on the 27th we are heading to visit Little E’s biological family to spend Christmas with them. Then after that visiting with great friends.
6.  Tis better to (give or receive?)  Giving.  I love watching people unwrap the gifts I gave them.
7.  I’m dreaming of a    memorable     Christmas.

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See this thing right here?

This “gadget” has been the bane of my existence for the past….oh….month and a half.

Why?

WELLLLLLLL….because I wanted to buy this for Little E for Christmas.  He loves using my iPod touch and I knew that he would just LOVE this.

About a month and a half it came on sale at Walmart for $89…which is a $20 price drop from the original price.  I went to our nearest Walmart and they didn’t have it…so drove all the way to the other Walmart (it’s not really far…but remember my story about going around the rotary?  Yeah…what should have been a ten minute drive turned into about a 20 minute drive).  I found it at the other Walmart…buttttttttttttt…and here’s the BIG BUT…they only had one left and it was in the color PINK.

However  because I can always find a way to get myself out of a mess (usually) I decided to buy it and then later on when they had green ones in stock exchange it for a green one at the same price of $89.

Little did I know that the evil elves of Walmart didn’t feel the need to stock up on anymore LeapPad Explorers.  And the extra naughty elves of the internet were selling them on Amazon and Ebay for almost double and triple what they were worth.

All I could think of was “this is just like the Tickle Me Elmo” scenario a few years back.  However, I didn’t run over anybody (yet) to get one.

So I brought it home…hid it in my closet and probably annoyed all my friends with my asking them if they were going away so that they may be able to get one for me in the color GREEN.  I called other stores…even 4.5 hrs away…and all were sold out.

Then last night the magical elf that loves me came to visit.  He brought me a flyer from Zellers that said “LeapPad Explorer’s on sale $99.00”.  I was soooo excited.  Here was my chance to get a green one. We hurried out to Zellers the night before the sale and the nasty sales lady said “they don’t go on sale till tomorrow…they won’t be out on the floor until tomorrow.”  I replied….”I’ll buy one for regular price.  All I want is a green one”.  She nastily replied “be here at 8 in the morning if you want one”.

Seriously…cause nobody works right?

In my head, though, I was plotting.  How will I be there at 8 in the morning.  I have to babysit kiddos all day…it’s just not going to happen.

I turned to hubby with my sweet eyes and kindly asked “hey can  you be there in the morning at 8 to get this for me?  Pretty please???”

He quickly agreed and he headed in to Zellers at 7:30 this morning.  I really think he was just tired of me talking about it the for the last month and a half.

At about 7:50 I texted him and asked him if there were a lot of people in line.  He said “5 and then me…so 6.  5 Crazy ladies and me…I feel so dumb.  Do I run?  Do I scream while I run?”

Oh the humor of that boy.

I said…”no just walk very very quickly!!”

There was silence and then I heard the lovely “twinkle” saying that I had a text message and this is what it said:

“for it” (yes…hubby is still learning how to text)

Then a reply came quickly after that “Got it!”

Woohoooooooooooooooooo I was so excited.  Little E wouldn’t have a pink LeapPad after all. (Although I’m sure he probably would prefer the pink one)

And what am I doing with my pink one?

Hahaha…I’m joining the thousands on ebay and trying to sell it for more than it’s worth.  If it doesn’t sell then I’ll post it on Kijiji or take it back to Walmart…but a girl has to try right?

Laura

Ps.  Note to self:  Buy the popular items ahead of time!

Blessing:  No women were killed or trampled on while my husband grabbed the LeapPad Explorer.  🙂

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It’s Friday!!!  And That means it’s Fill in the Blank Friday with Lauren at her blog: The Little Things We do
1.   The holiday season is    more special than last year  because Little E is really getting excited about it!  We put up some decorations today and he was jumping around the room saying “Santa comes soon!”

2.   Snow makes me   cold.  I hate snow.  I like it when it’s falling from the sky but when it stays on the ground for endless years then I don’t like it.  However Little E loves it….soooo guess I’ll have to live with it.  🙂
3.  The best comfort food to eat when it’s cold out is    Hot chocolate and toast.  Love it!
4. Winter is the best time for  cuddling up with a warm blanket and a good book!
5.  I can hardly wait for    having a night out with hubby to do some Christmas shopping for Little E.  First time we have gone without him.
6.  When it comes to holiday gifts I prefer to  give them.  I love watching people open gifts!!!
7.  If I were to rate my excitement about the holiday season on a scale from 1-10, I would say I am at about a    8 or a 9. Super excited for Little E to be excited for Christmas this year!  And also to see Family and friends!
What about you??  Feel free to fill in some blanks of your own in the comment section!
Laura
Blessing: Some unexpected gifts came in the mail this week which made things a little easier!

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