Well, this is a great time in the year to think about who your money or treasures will go to. I have a friend who came over last night for pizza. I don't see him often but I had knit him a hat. (He's a poor grad student). You would have thought I had given him the rainbow. He did not take it off even all the while we talked and had pizza. He was just thrilled. It was fun for me to see that.
I still have not heard anything from my DS about the package of goodies and gift card I sent at the beginning of the month. And I am not mad about that and did not do it to expect any thanks, but want to illustrate the differences in gratefulness.
So get those inheritances in order, WW. I am very glad I have done that.
And yes, Doe, my place would probably not be filled with gifts or a tree or useless stuff that people unwrap and throw out. Once I stopped all that, like Ruth says...(I was you Ruth, killing myself while everyone else watched TV), then all visits stopped too.
(as an aside about the ME generation). I asked my OGD if she had ideas on where I could take her for college grad in May. I suggested some trips that were, I felt, moderate. She sends back a note asking if we can go to NYC like I took her mom (when she was 35). Nah, I wasn't planning on spending that kind of money. Sorry, honey. Yup, ME generation no conscience about $$$ at all.