Saturday, December 24, 2011
The Silly Season
We did end up going out shopping in the chaos of the pre-Christmas crush. Troy got his end-of-year bonus on Yule & there were things we had been patiently waiting for over a month to get, so we packed our daughter up after we had gifts & breakfast & headed out of town to Costco. It's always busy there, so we didn't really notice much difference, we got what we had gone in for (a Keurig) and a few other things and left. We went & bought K cups, soda refills & a couple of spare lids for our Soda Stream, bought our daughter some books at Barnes & Noble and the took her to Target to buy gifts for her little nieces. All in all, it was a pretty mellow & fun time.
We had to go out again last night, but we waited until things were calm, at around 10pm. I needed to get one more gift for our niece and some cold medicine. Troy bought me a nice sweater, too. We were in & out before 11, without any hassle at all, even though we browsed a bit & even stopped to look at a few funny t shirts on the way. I'll be happy when the holidays are over & the stores aren't crowded anymore, for sure!