Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Cheer...

My brother is coming to town! In exactly one week I'll be eagerly awaiting his return from the airport. There's nothing like having the whole family together for the holidays. It makes being completely broke and not being able to buy many presents for people seem not so bad. And in a few hours, I'll be able to see what my Christmas budget will be...

Paychecks go up about two in the afternoon two days before we get them, so we can plan accordingly. This year I have that check (minus a $110 student loan payment), a ten dollar bill, and whatever else I can scrape together to spend on people. It's a meager Christmas, but it's forcing me to get creative.

Why do I smell something baking?

*goes to make sure nothing's on in the kitchen*

Weird. Maybe my nose is psychic. Robb's making chocolate chip cookies tonight for my Christmas potluck, since everyone's sick of cheesecake. It's pretty much all I make. Maybe I'll try something different some day when I'm feeling brave. Maybe not.

Anywho, the tree is up and the cards are going to be in the mail here in a few hours, if I get off my butt today and actually go out. I'm not feeling very motivated to do much of anything, which is nice, since it's my day off. Run on. And on.

I'd better go.



Bryan Ochalla said...

Sounds like you'll have a great Christmas, Justin. When's the last time you saw your brother, anyway?

I'm hoping to see my brother, too, when we're in Madison (Wis.) over the holidays. He and I don't get along all that well anymore, but I'm hoping we can start to mend our relationship starting with this meeting.

Other than that, I sometimes think it's best to have to get creative while searching for gifts. That way, you make or buy something that really takes the receiver into consideration.

Finally, you really should try to bake something new soon. If you can make a cheesecake, you can make practically any kind of dessert, if you ask me. Who knows? You may have a lot of fun :)

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Maybe so! The last time I saw my bro was...eh...a year and a half ago? We get along better now than we ever did before he went to the Army.

Bryan Ochalla said...

You're kind of the opposite of my brother and I. We were great friends until a few years ago. Now? We barely speak. Sigh. Anyway, I'm glad you get to see yours. Have a great time :)