here it is bigger (NOT my numbers):click here, and make holiday budgets. I'm going to. As soon as I can find that damn box of presents that is hidden somewhere in this house!!
Monday, November 15, 2010
One of the many pitfalls along the path of losing one's mind is the annual holiday shopping. I used to be able to keep exhaustive lists of each recipient in my head along with a running tally of about how much I'd spent on each. I've never been so organized as to have a monetary cap that I tried to stay under, however. This is a *fantastic* idea that hadn't occurred to me until now. I've always just tried REALLY hard to keep costs down, make what I could manage (read: stay up all night sewing the day before the last day of ensured delivery at the P.O., or aforementioned recipients will be opening said gifts), and prayed for the best. I have a round figure for what the big gift Santa leaves will cost and about how much a few smaller ones will cost for each kid. Now that we are up to 3 kids, and my brain is slowly leaving the building, I need to get organized. I've already ordered and received packages, hidden them, and CAN'T FIND THEM. I received this in my in-box today. It is a HOLIDAY. BUDGET. It is from Google docs, so it is clunky and there are no totals or anything. I *do* know how to use the sum function, and I *could* put it in myself, but instead I opened my trusty Excel, scanned through the loaded templates and found this: