Friday, December 9, 2011

A month and 2 days?!?!

Whoa. Dudes. For those of you who actually read this piece of crud blog, I am soooo sorry for the heinous gap between postings! All I can do in my defense, of course is blame someone else. So here goes.

I blame Amazon.

Yeah, that Amazon. Massive online retailer and proprietor of all that is really cool and cheap. I discovered Amazon this Christmas season, and haven't really looked back since. It's all your fault, buddy. You've kept me awake, often until after midnight composing and tweaking and putting the finishing touches on my Christmas shopping. My husband *really* appreciates that. But you, didn't stop there, did you?

No, you offered me a free one-month subscription to Amazon Prime. Which I am totally and completely hooked on now. The space of a few weeks after that free membership will expire until I can afford to pay the $79 annual fee (which OMG I will, and gladly) will seem like eons. EONS.

I swear to you, they aren't paying me to say any of this. Be nice if they did, but I digress. Just ask my best friend-she'll tell you I sound like a commercial with all the pro-Amazon texts I send her lately. It's ridiculous. But it's also really, really, wonderful. Here's why:

Over the last two years, I've learned that Christmas in a one-income household is tough to do. I mean like, 'the house payment goes a month behind and so does everything else to afford Christmas', tough to do sometimes. And still, you wind up with the same old generic crap from Walmart that you pay too much for anyway. The biggest reasons I love Amazon are selection and price. I'm a very "perfect gift for a person" type of person, and this year I *think* I nailed it. Got everybody something I think they will truly like, instead of random Walmart stuff. That makes me incredibly happy. I live for the reactions people get when they open a gift that I've put thought into. (Ok, I live for my family, and then for that feeling, lol)

Finally, I have a dear friend on Facebook who posted this the other day. (I'm fairly certain she won't mind me re-posting. Because she's awesome.) "I love Christmas shopping online. No crowds, no dragging {her young son} from store to store, just a neat little box sent straight to my house. Ahhh." Yes, this, exactly.

And so now my shopping is completely done, above and beyond even my usual standards, and I have not had to set foot inside a store to Christmas shop. I haven't even had to leave my bed, thanks to the nifty iPhone app. Did you ever think there would come a day when you could do every bit of Christmas shopping with your phone if you were of a mind? I sure didn't. Superbly relaxing, especially with the three ginger ninjas to look after. I mean, seriously, I've even bought my baby's dang diapers on Amazon this month.

So, to sum it all up, yes, I love Amazon.

Nitey-nite. Or morning, since it's now 12:24 a.m.

(This actually started as an apology for not blogging lately. And I'm not sure really how it transformed into an advertisement. Blame Mountain Dew, fudge cookies, and Benadryl. But I promise to blog better, just probably not until after the holidays.)

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1 comment:

  1. I don't mind!! I love Amazon(owner of Amazon visa here). It's awesome!