I miss giving and receiving presents before the actual holiday.
I miss watching my husband walk into the house with 6 bags of toys for all the nieces and nephews and the excitement on his face.
I miss watching Elf with him 100 times in the month of December.
…and most of all – I miss him doing the shopping. I was always in charge of making the gifts and he would go to the store to purchase the other parts we needed. I’ve been putting off shopping and today I thought – I can do this. Took a 2 hour nap in preparation – and made my way. I was so annoyed at the first store, my mood went south real quick. It is terrible to feel so crabby and pissed off, when you should be excited. I apologize if I saw you and wasn’t super friendly – I needed a new attitude. So I made it through and got a couple things, but still had a few others to shop for. I knew I couldn’t handle one more store…so I thought, what store will be the least busy right now…Kwik Trip. I apologize if you were one of the individuals left on my list – but yes – I did Christmas Shop at Kwik Trip. It was wonderful. No lines, friendly staff and quite the variety of things to choose from.
So it is official – Shopping is done and now I just need to finish making all the other odds and ends. Mission almost accomplished.
I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope you have many moments of laughter and fun with your family and friends. Remember to take time for the ones you love and tell them you love them too.
Sending my love and wishing this was my holiday photo this year.
PS – I will not be back on til after the New Year – I’m leaving next Sunday for some fun in the sun (I will share more when I return.)