Friday, December 24, 2010

Last-Minute Shopping... good or bad... is only a minute

Since time out of mind I've always been given warning against last-minute Christmas shopping.  And I guess if you take that literally to mean 11:59 p.m. on Christmas Eve, you've been given fair warning.  But I've never found Christmas Eve shopping to be a bad experience and today was no different.

I did let Teresa sleep in since she had trouble snoozing all through the night.  It gave me a chance to tidy up the house before we left for Christmas Eve at Papa and Nana's.  Tracy Lyn was working at the bookshop until noon.  I woke Teresa up a quarter to 11... give or take a nickel.  I asked her if she'd like to go shopping with me and pick out some presents for Mama and Baby Pumpkin.  She perked up from her slumber and agreed to forgo breakfast until after our errand.

We targeted Target as our shopping target... seemed natural... maybe that's what they mean by natural selection.  Well, we were in and out in maybe 15 minutes give or take a dime.  No lines at the registers.  Smooth sale-ing you might say.  Well, you might.  And you'd be right.

Teresa and I were back home, had eaten breakfast, were wrapping presents and on our second viewing of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" before Mama arrived home from work (early I might add.  Well, I might... and I'd be right).   Teresa proudly exclaimed, "Mama, we're wrapping the necklace we bought you for Christmas!" 

The moral of the posting?  Last-minute shopping... good or bad... it's only a minute.  And you can take that to the bank!  I tried to but they were closed.

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