It doesn't take much. I'm easily boggled lately. I could blame the boybarians. Or hormones. Or just about anything. Today, how about Stuff-Mart?
I went out Christmas shopping this morning. Again. And even though it was a work day, and - compared to a weekend - not really very crowded, it still felt kind of crazy. So many people. So much stuff. You know, I've figured it out. What it comes down to is just
That's it. Really, I'm good for about two, three, maybe four hours until my eyes glaze over and I get a headache. (I know, I know, first world problems...)
Anyone else? Am I the only one with matching chromosomes who doesn't feel very merry about Christmas shopping? And then, of course, I feel guilty about that. Because it's not as if I'm being forced into buying obligation-gifts for a bunch of people I could care less about. This is my family! I love them! I want to give them good things! I'm just not a shopping-as-recreation kind of gal.
Still. I had a list. I worked the list. I made progress. So that was good.
Actually, here's the funny thing. The best thing I found today was for... me :D I didn't mean to be shopping for me, but as long as I was in Value Village (looking for stuff for Gunnar to take apart), I might as well keep my eyes open, right? (You would, wouldn't you?) And I was rewarded with this:
An LL Bean Christmas sweater. For twelve bucks. Granted, it won't look quite like that on me, given that I'm not that tall, nor that skinny, and - duh - I have hair, but still... love it! Funny thing is, when I got home and looked at it again I became convinced that someone I know has this very sweater. But who?
So after my slightly overwhelming shopping expedition, I arrived back home and helped Wyatt and Tate get their stuff organized for The Bivouac. Which they're all excited about. And here, again, I'm boggled. Because I, for one, would not be excited about a weekend campout in December. What they're going to accomplish in roughly seven hours of daylight, with a projected high temp of 42F (that's about 5.5C, my friends), I have no idea. I hope it's not treating hypothermia. I'll let you know, when they get back.
In the mean time, I have presents to wrap :D