And here we go again. Just a few days before Christmas, and I haven't begun gift shopping for those on my list. Why do I torture myself every year by waiting?

That's a good question. It's on my mind, you know how it goes - every day I say to myself that this will be the day to begin shopping, and at the end of the day, I put it off for another day.

This is panic time for me, and when that happens, I tend to stress about just what I need to look for. You know, that perfect gift. Maybe that's my problem. I'm looking too hard. If I ask those on my list what would they like, it's not a surprise. Although, some people want what they want without surprises, and that's fine for me. Makes shopping so much easier.

It's the ones who say surprise me that put me into panic mode. That's where I sometimes just go up and down the aisle of a store and throw random stuff into the basket. That can turn out to be fun or it could turn out to be a disaster.

Well, at any rate, I need to do this before the stores close on Saturday. If you have any ideas of of inexpensive, not your ordinary type gift idea, let me know..and wish me luck.