A Time For Family/Not Spending on Gifts

By Latest Reply 2008-12-01 17:38:35 -0600
Started 2008-11-28 15:46:36 -0600

No longer here; Claudia

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Anonymous 2008-11-29 23:38:43 -0600 Report

You go girl, Live Laugh and Love to your hearts content, do what makes your life content and don't fret over those that dwell on the negative things that are happening in this world. You'll live a longer happier life for it.

caspersmama 2008-11-30 08:38:06 -0600 Report

Who are you talking too. I was just stating how I felt. I am not going to apologize for that anymore. My opinions are mine. I hate this anonymous feature we have.

Anonymous 2008-12-01 07:31:23 -0600 Report

I was refering to your right to shop and enjoy your family as you see fit. People who try to dictate what others should do are annoying and should chill out. To each his own, if that is how she feels then she should follow through but don't make others feel bad because they choose to have their own family traditions. What did this have to do with dealing with diabetes anyway? And some of us have to remain anonymous for personal safety reasons and I won't apologize for that.

caspersmama 2008-12-01 09:50:23 -0600 Report

Thank you for your support. Lately, this site has become anything but a site dealing with diabetes issues. I have contributed to these posts but I will not in the future. I am tired of having to state my opinions and apologizing for them. While I understand your anonymous status, I want people to know who I am and if that have a problem with it. I no longer care. I am me, I feel a certain way and that is how it is. Again thank you for the support.

ancoto 2008-11-29 13:56:52 -0600 Report

I believe people should focus on the things that matter. Family is important to me and we have never spent alot on gifts my children are encourage to make the gifts they would like to give others.

caspersmama 2008-11-29 15:25:21 -0600 Report

I do focus on things that matter to me. I love to shop and I am going to until I can no longer get around. Fortunately, I have the money to enjoy myself for the past 2 days. My husband and daughter were with me. It was a family thing and I thought it was great. And I still do. And as far as making thngs I do that throughout the year. There are 20 homemade ornaments on my tree that I have made and every family member got one and some friends too. So yes I do make things, and I make cookies and candy for my husband work. And I mentioned this post to my husband and he thought it was rude to lump us all in a category and say we do not care about the world. I watch the news probably 4-5 hours a night. So I am well aware of what goes on in the world. But right now in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, there are no terrorist holding a hotel hostage, there is no trampling at my local Wal Mart( we have 2 about to get a third), there was no shooting at my Toys R Us. People here are very respectful, it is a college town and we have a very low crime rate. I feel safe in my town and in my home, and my husband works very hard for what we have. And if we have all our bills paid and my rent and car payment have been made and we want to shop, eat, or blow it. That is our choice. And that is what matter to me. I do not know what next year will bring, how my health will be so I am going to live my life to the fullest extent I can till I cannot anymore. And this time I am not going to apologize for this post because I have expressed my opinion if someone does not like it, I am sure I will read about it.

caspersmama 2008-11-29 11:38:30 -0600 Report

OK I quess I am one of the bad people you are talking about. I was one that was at Wal Mart at 5 am on Black Friday. and then at Kmart at 6 am. I bought many gifts for my family. Some of which we needed, some of which we wanted. I did not go deeper in debt because my hubby's company credit union has a christmas saving club we contribute too every week out of his paycheck. And get the check every year the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. So I do feel it is important to be with family and I buy gifts for mine and hubby's supervisor and friends. And I do contribute to many organizations throughtout the year. So if that makes me a bad person or "terrorist" then you can put me in that group. But do not lump all of us in a category that we do not care. It was horrible about India. It was horrible about the trampling at Wal Mart, the shooting at Toy R Us. But are we supposed to go hide ourselves under the bed and never come out because the world is terrible. I choose to live my life. Have faith that we will be safe. And the economy right now needs some help and I contributed to the wealth of Wal Mart and K mart and restaurants for the past 2 days. I am sorry if that upsets you but we all choose to do what we want to do. Black Friday has always been a tradition in my family since I got married 20 years ago. We shop as a family and we are together. That is what is important to me. OH and puppy was not with us but he got a gift and stocking too. So did all of our pets.

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