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Do You Buy Yourself Stuff in December?

I’m not much of a shopper, but every December I end up buying things for myself while Christmas shopping. Oopsies! For instance, I recently purchased the latest CD by Alabama Shakes, Sound and Color, a new medium-sized casserole dish since my favorite one had a huge chip in the handle, a boatload of Post-It notes, and a 4-pack of gel pens.

I don’t regret a single purchase.




Maybe it’s my reward for stressing out about what to buy everyone else. Maybe it’s a natural reaction to not buying much the rest of the year. I don’t know, but I refuse to feel guilty about it.

I’ll be shopping more this week. Will a box of Hershey’s Pot Of Gold land in my cart? Absolutely! Will this be given to a friend or relative? NO! It’s mine!!

Okay, I could share it with my family.

Or, I could buy two boxes and let them share one but keep the other for myself. Now this sounds like a plan.

Is that bad?

Don’t answer!!

Do you buy yourself stuff in December?


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Jill Kemerer is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of heartwarming, emotional, small-town romance novels often featuring cowboys. She hopes to encourage readers through her books the way so many books have encouraged her. Jill's essentials include coffee, caramels, a stack of books, her mini-doxie, and long walks outdoors. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two almost-grown children. For more information, visit her website,

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  1. Why, yes. Yes, I do purchase for myself in December. There are so many things on sale how can one not?! And, no you are not bad for hogging that chocolate. It’s Pot of Gold, for the love!!!!

  2. Of course! I call it a reward because of all the stuff I’m buying, wrapping, and shipping…all the stores that are crammed to the gills…and, you know, it’s not like I’m buying myself a new car. Like you, it’s a bag of chocolates (this year I’m all about the Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark, gah!!) or a new dish or an ornament that is too cute to leave behind.

  3. Yup, a few trinkets are destined to be Merry Christmas to me. And I wouldn’t share the chocolate, either. Well, I’d buy the family their own bag, and I’d nibble out of that bag, too. Someone has to be Quality Control!

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