Sunday, December 23, 2007

Almost Here

I went shopping at an actual brick and mortar store this morning. I'd really hoped to avoid setting foot in a single store during the holiday rush, but it couldn't be avoided. I was in and out of two stand-alone box stores before 9:15 this morning. Quick and relatively painless. I never had to go to the mall! Yippee!

Now all I need is for the one of the gifts I ordered from Etsy to arrive tomorrow. If it doesn't, then I'm in trouble.

The temperatures have soared and our white Christmas is rapidly melting. The rain is supposed to start in a few hours.

I am not ready for Christmas day to be here already. Not because I need to do more shopping, but because I love the magic of the pre-Christmas build-up. It went by so quickly this year that I don't feel I got to savor the sweetness of it all.

4 comments:

coffeypot said...

Merry Christmas, Nadine! I hope Santa is good to you.

BerryBird said...

Gah! You mean the impending dread and oppressive obligations? Hooray. Oh, sorry. Did I say that out loud?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Hmmm, someone is feeling scroogely and grinchly!

LOL!

Sorry about those oppressive obligations! LOL!

I like the Christmas buildup--and hate the stress--you prolly didn't get to enjoy it this year because you were too tied up with school.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I did almost all my shopping on-line too, and was lucky that the brick and motar stares I did have to go to were mostly the kind that don't get overcrowded and were not at malls.