Lisa on Point

V-day - Lisa on Point

ThinkstockPhotos 905075840Next to Halloween, Valentine’s Day is my least favorite contrived holiday. I am amazed to see the hearts and more, just a week or two after Christmas, show up in stores. So much commercial hype. Too much pressure for everyone involved. Especially after you just finished sending a lot of cash in December and January.

Wisdom - Lisa on Point

ThinkstockPhotos 75626970Over the holiday my daughters gained and lost some wisdom.

I told you how I had a little trepidation about the holidays and having my daughters home. It was a great visit. As siblings do, they had their tiffs but ultimately showed one another and me how much love they have for one another. That’s a satisfying feeling for a parent.

Good times - Lisa on Point

ThinkstockPhotos 623608524While I find the holiday gift giving to be a bit tedious there are many things I look forward to—the company, time off from work, the treats and day trips. My daughters are home for the holidays and I so look forward to spending time with them. I will try to have one on one time with each.

Gifting - Lisa on Point

ThinkstockPhotos 889811608Every year I start out my holiday shopping with a list. It’s reasonable. I make a list of the people I will give to. It’s dwindled as people have passed. I vow not to spend a ton of money. I tell my kids to make a list of three things and then I start shopping—on line and in stores. I even set the amount of money I will spend.