Five Weeks! FIVE WEEKS!! Til Christmas.
Let the shopping begin.
Or if you are like me, you shop year round and probably overbuy. Lol. I stash boxes and bags in a secret spot until one day, when I really need to verify what I bought everyone. I sort it into piles, label a shopping bag with a name, and put that person's gifts in the bag until Wrap-a-thon Day.
My secret spot has so much in it already and I've hardly begun. I have a stack of pages from catalogs by my monitor to buy things on line. Online shopping maybe easy, but when there's a stack—I see an hour or two-ish in my future.
Poor Handsome. He is so not a shopper except for food and workout clothing. I learned early to tear out pages from newspapers and catalogs, and circle with sizes and colors for him. Sometimes, I'll say something and he does come through. It's pretty funny. All he asks for are books. He-he-he. I do have a special little thing up my sleeve for him.
And those boys! This year, they seem to have everything already.
And this year I have my new daughter! That one was easy.
I guess I'm feeling rushed. I won't be home for Thanksgiving this year and that means all the decorating I usually do after Turkey Day will be pushed out. Rush. Rush. Rush.
I'd like to get a great book, my diet Coke and hang out. Sound good?
So are you anticipating a squee-some gift this year? Are you feeling rushed?
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To defend her five wins, Samantha Greene, has to find a new entry for The Great Fruitcake Bake-off and teams up with new neighbor, Dixon Roberts, only what they discover is baking a award-winning entry can be complicated, bad guys are plotting to take the crown, and ultimately, first prize isn't just about a ribbon.