Time to start shopping.

For the most part I like to have my Christmas shopping done by July of each year. This year is does not look like I am going to hit that target at all. I haven't bought a single thing and really think I may have to wait until Black Friday like everyone else. We are so unsure of what is happening with the state budget that I am unlikely to spend tons of money right now. Because my husband is an employee of the state there is always some uncertainty about how the budget will impact our lives. So this year I am going to have to wait until the budget is finalized to start my yearly shopping despite feeling like the time is upon me!