Friday, December 12, 2008


Well, I've been shopping online this afternoon and can cross off 2 friends (G & K) from the gift list. I've purchased 2 things for Vic and now haven't a clue what else to get him. (He's as hard to shop for as my Mother - thanks Freud). I already got Mom and Aunt Judy their gifts a couple of weeks ago (Matha Stewart Living magazine and Country Living magazine). I'll also print out wedding pic copies for a photo album for Aunt Judy and she's done. Since I'm not sure what to get my friend B and she works her ass off to make ends meet, I'm going to pick up a Visa gift card for her.

I'm frustrated with my friend K though. For the past few years, I've asked her to limit her gift purchases for me for Christmas to 1 or 2 and to not spend more than $20 or $25 each. She doesn't listen. And now that we don't see one another even a fraction as much as we used to, I haven't the foggiest idea what to get for her! I saw one thing and bought it today online. What frustrates me is that I know she's gone overboard again and I feel bad so I'm always looking for extra stuff to get her. I know she doesn't expect me to go overboard in return, but it's annoying. I've tried talking to her about this for the past 4 Christmases.

Last night I made out the cards for our tenant's plus 3 more, so that's 40 cards down and I don't even know how many more to go!


Holli said...

I have a friend that does this exact same thing to me Jo so I know what you are going through. Its very irritating to me and I hate complaining about it because it makes me look ungrateful but I can't help it. Why can't they respect your wishes when you actually choose to finally voice them ya know? :)

GardeningJo said...

I feel the same way. I feel bad too because she did A LOT for me, year round, before I was with Vic and was with me through so much bs, but it irritates me when I've spent more on her than on Vic or my Mom!