Shopping till I Dropped

Ann H Gabhart Ann's Posts, One Writer's Journal

Thanksgiving is over and I can no longer pretend Christmas is a long way off. Especially since we’re going to celebrate here the weekend before Christmas. AIII!!!
–So I took off on a marathon shopping trip today. First you have to understand that shopping is one of my very least favorite things to do – unless I’m in a bookstore. I’m going to do that shopping next week. That will be fun. I’ll get to buy a bunch of books for all my family members. They get a book every year whether they want one of not. 😉 Fortunately they are all book lovers. My daughters-in-law too, but right now with their big families they have a hard time squeezing out reading time. I understand that. As the saying goes, been there, done that, got a t-shirt.
–Well, I didn’t have quite as big a family as both of them. I stopped at three. One of the ladies at my church used to tell I should have a whole houseful of kids because she thought my kids were so cute and smart. And they were, of course, says this not so unbiased mom. But guess I decided to let my sons have the whole housefuls of kids and now those grandkids are so cute and smart, of course. Grandmas are notoriously biased.
–And so here I am with three of the little reasons I was out hunting bargains and fun things to wrap and put under my tree. And I found a bunch of cute stuff. I have to keep reminding myself that I’m not Santa Claus. I’m just a grandma with a lot of grandkids and so I have to keep my gift buying under control or my new room built so we could have enough room on Christmas might not be big enough. I’ve got my list and I’m sticking to it. Except for that red shirt I bought me. 😉
–I hope you are enjoying every little thing about Christmas this year. The lights and decorations and shopping and the sound of the Salvation Army Kettle bells. I haven’t seen as many of those yet this year. But I know they are in need of our help with so many families struggling right now. It’s a good time to share with others. But then I suppose it’s always a good time to share with others. Thank you for sharing a few minutes of your day with me.