I thought I could get it all done in one day. Yes, I do tend to be overly optimistic at times, why do you ask? Today will be day 3-1/2 of my ‘get it done in one day’. Mostly because I remembered I forgot to stop at certain places only after I was already on my way home. Or I ran out of time. Or both.
I’ve been a little sparse visiting blogs this week because of my frantic nature of trying to get it all done. Hopefully today will be my last foray into the fray before Christmas – then I’ll be able to wrap presents like a maniac and get some boxes of goodies ready to ship by
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Christmas.
Oh, yeah – and don’t get me started on the fact that I haven’t even gotten my Christmas cards ready to send out yet. They’re waiting patiently. I wonder if I should just wait and send them early next year. Or in July. Which technically is ‘next year’.
I kept thinking it was a different day this week. Wednesday I thought it was Thursday, most likely because I had done my bi-monthly grocery shopping the day before; add some Christmas shopping in there, and it makes for a terminally long day.
I still needed to make a trip to Toys R Us as well as a few other places, but wasn’t in the mood to deal with multitudes of frantic shoppers. But I talked myself into going that day, since it would probably only be worse the next day, since this time of year more people start taking Friday’s off to get their Christmas stuff and shopping done. You know, because I was thinking it was Thursday.
reluctantly headed out, and was surprised at how packed the Toys R Us parking lot was – it wasn’t even close to a lunch hour time frame, and usually there are very few people at that time of day. As I parked out in the tundra of the parking lot, it suddenly hit me that it was Wednesday. And I seem to recall getting an email from TRU touting some mega ‘One Day Sale’ for Wednesday.
Oh, well, I was already there, might as well make the best of it. I successfully picked up the dinosaur things that Santa will be leaving in lieu of the indoor trampoline Princess Nagger asked for, and saw something else that she would love.
But that’s a post all in itself. Let’s just say it involved two more separate trips to Toys R Us, plus a store that was worse than Wal*Mart on the lack of cashiers to a long line of patrons that resulted in me abandoning a full shopping cart and leaving empty handed. And some some good stuff. I’ll tell that story on Monday
Princess Nagger has been spiking a fever almost every night for a week, but by morning, it’s back to normal. I’m thinking it’s either her 2 loose teeth or possibly her 6-year molars trying very hard to come in.
Her Papa sent her 7 one-dollar bills in her birthday card this year, but she left them laying around and the dogs had a great $7 salad. I guess next year if Papa sends her 8-dollars for her 8th birthday, he’d be better off sending them in coin form. So far the dogs haven’t tried to chow down on the random change Princess Nagger leaves laying around.
Princess Nagger Conversation of the Week:
Me: “You what?”
PN: “I kissed Sean while we were waiting in the lunch line. I’m going to marry him, and you’re invited to the wedding.”
Me (laughing): “Oh, really? What does Sean say about that?”
PN: “Oh, I’m pretty sure he’s fine with that. I’m pretty sure he loves me.”
Me: (laughing too hard I can’t speak…)
PN: “What? You think it’s funny?”
Me: “Of course it’s funny!”
PN: “You keep up that attitude, and you won’t be invited to the wedding!”
- I’m happy that my Christmas shopping is finally almost done!
- I’m happy that I get to experience the Magic of Christmas anew through Princess Nagger’s eyes.
- I’m happy that my friends and family are tolerant of me being late with Christmas cards and gifts. Who says you can’t celebrate Christmas in
- I’m happy that Lifetime and Hallmark and ION have all been airing great Christmas ‘feel good’ movies that I’ve DVR’d so I can watch some ‘feel good’ Christmas-y stuff while I wrap presents.
- I’m happy that even though money is tight this year, I was able to find some awesome deals to spoil Princess Nagger without breaking the bank.