December 20, 2008

Oh Me, Oh My! What A Lot Of Funny Things Go By!

Shopping for Christmas? Good idea.
Going on the Saturday before Christmas? Bad idea.

I am really, really bad at getting presents for people. I never know what to get! I always think, well, what if they don't like it? Or, what if they already have it? It seriously drives me nuts! Maybe that's why I have a tendency to procrastinate buying things for people until the last minute.
Okay, and I'm selfish. I want to spend it all on me, me, me!! 
Oh come on, I'm just kidding! Sort of.

Luke and I went shopping for a couple hours last night. Okay, Toys R Us was out of control. And, for some reason, it made me feel old. Everything seems to be electronic these days. Even the grandparents seem to know all about these fancy little electronic toy learning things. All I remember getting for Christmas was cute little flower underwear and books.

Actually, there was this one year my parents bought us girls pink Lego's...

Anyway, as I was walking around looking at things I couldn't help but think, you've got to be kidding me! That tiny piece of plastic costs how much?? Then, when you get to the good ole' fashioned toys like, wood blocks, they ask you to give up your kidney so you can afford it! Sheesh! Its a piece of wood with a little paint on it for heaven's sake!

Well, at any rate, we still needed to get a couple more things today so I went by myself. Okay, I went to two stores, Target and Walmart and I was gone for almost 5 hours! Yeah! You're telling me! It was insane! I think two of those hours were spent just on the road or in the parking lot! Traffic was crazy. And the toy isles? Oh boy, Let's not go there. Let's just say they weren't quite made for four lanes of cart traffic!

But there is one thing to be said for being stuck in traffic or in a parking lot for a long time, you see a lot of strange things go by. People watching can be quite entertaining! People yelling on cell phones or at the car in front of them (who obviously can't move because of the car in front of them)! Or teenagers trying to be cool and impress either someone else in the car or someone driving by. Older couples looking like they are about to take naps, or moms trying frantically to appease children in the back seat. It was like a free movie or something!
But at least I'm happy to say, my shopping is complete. What a stinkin' relief! 

And, while I'm rambling on about nothing terribly important, I think I'll just add that, it does not feel like it should be Saturday. My days always get meshed together in some strange way when Luke goes out of town. (he had a business trip) 
It weird, I don't really cook or clean... okay well, less than I already do. I always seem to sleep in, and I don't ever feel like doing anything productive. Its a very strange feeling. I wonder why that happens?

4 super cool people speak:

Kira said...

Funny how there is usually more energy to do stuff (or at least motivation) when there is a man around, or the potential to be around. Seth is my power source. If he's not coming home, nothing is going to get done. Why! It will just be undone tomorrow, over and over. And over. Good thing he comes home once in a while

Mama Smith said...

I have always wondered why there is so much "last minute" shopping...when we have 11 other months to do it in...(smile) I always think..."I'm glad I have my shopping done...." and then...I think...well...just one more "little thing"....etc. and I THRUST myself into the middle of chaos...Why is that? When every year...I tell myself...it will never happen...again!!!!

Heidi said...

I like to go out at the holiday time not because I'm shopping, but because I like to do just as you ended up doing: People Watching! Yeah, I know. I'm just weird. But I think it's lots of fun and quite educational. In good and bad ways. How's the snow treating you guys out there?

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

The snow is icky ick!
Is it summertime yet?

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