I turned thirty three weeks ago. It feels a little bit different than 29. I find myself questioning things I never used to; like does this shirt make me look old? Am I too old to braid my hair? Perhaps these were things I always thought but never noticed until now. Maybe these things just came with being a Mom? Anyway, somehow, I do feel older… different. This is thirty.
There is nothing wrong with being thirty. It is only one more than twenty-nine. But somehow it makes me feel slightly sad. I can’t really put my finger on it.
I hear the thirties are awesome (some even say the best) and I know there are going to be better then my twenties. But still, this was just something awesome about being twenty.
Time. I need more time. I need more time in everything that I do.
I need more time with my son.
I need more time for having fun.
I need more time to play.
I need more time to cook.
I need more time to work.
I need more time to clean.
Okay that last one is debatable.
But I just need more time. I am sure we all do.
Lately I feel like time is just vanishing. I have so many things I want to do but I never seem to get them done. I always have this list running through my head of all the things I want to do. While I am showering I think about all the things I am going to do that day. I am usually lucky if I get half my list done. Why do I keep making these lists for myself? They just stress me out and overwhelm me. But I do it anyway. Every. Single. Day.
I try and tell myself the most important things are spending time with my son and having fun but I keep making myself silly lists and giving myself stupid expectations. But if I just had more time…
I braved the malls on boxing day mostly for one thing, Hallmark. I was there first thing to get dibs on all the half price keepsake ornaments. Even at 50% off they are still on the pricier side, but you have to indulged sometimes.
While I was out I did get a couple other things but I just wanted to share the decorations I picked up because I love them so much.
Laughing All The Way Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011
Look Who’s Pook-a-Looz! (Mickey Mouse) Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011
Santa’s Sweet Ride Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011
Play Family House Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011
1966 Batmobile Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011
Happiness Is A Warm Cookie (Peanuts) Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011
Hello, Snow! (Winnie The Pooh) Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011
As you can see I seriously have a problem with the Hallmark decorations. I may have went a bit overboard… may. I also bought Gizmo earlier in the year, happy I did because they were sold out on boxing day. Have also spent some time on eBay buying up a few of the Star Wars ships for my fiance. We really do have a pretty kick ass Christmas tree!
There is a couple more I have my eye on, but only if I can get them 75% off.
Other than Hallmark I picked up a few candles 75% off at Bath and Body Works – I love Bath and Body Works!
Especially if you know there is a good deal or even a *free* item involved.
I knew about the potential good deal and I wanted it but I didn’t want to print the coupons off and waste paper/ink/money if our store didn’t carry the product. While in the store I found the product, there were about 20 of them – the next day I printed off my coupons – went back and they were ALL gone. Someone else beat it to it.
Lesson learned, always print my coupons off (and have them with me).
On the flip side of the coin though, now I have printed off the coupon and if they don’t get more I have wasted paper and ink. I hate wasting paper and ink – it is so expensive.