‘Twas the last four shopping days until Christmas and the rush is on to pick out the perfect gift for the last few people on your list. However, if you are like me, it is four days until Christmas and the rush is on to start shopping for anyone. Talk about leaving things until the last minute.
Unfortunately, I have to work today and won’t be able to take part in the mass chaos that is the very last Saturday before Christmas presented by all the shopping malls near you. I am not even looking forward to being anywhere near a shopping mall today driving as people forget all sense of safely while operating their vehicles and are far too busy rushing from store to store grabbing the few remaining gifts off the shelves.
I have tried several times to start Christmas shopping, but I find it such a challenge to pick out the perfect gift for people who already have far more than what they actually need. I am guilty of buying gifts all year round when I see something that a friend or family member wants/needs. Unfortunately, I don’t have the patience to hold on to things until their birthday or Christmas to wait to see their excitement about the perfect present I have found.
So, thus far, all I have accomplished is wasting several hours walking around the malls getting increasingly frustrated with the people that have taken Christmas gift giving way too far. I am also extremely disappointed with how few people have put up Christmas lights and yard ornaments which hasn’t helped fuel my Christmas joy. Now I am also guilty for not having lights, but in my defence, there are no plugs on the outside of this old house. I suppose that should be added to the “honey-do-list” for next summer.
Needless to say, I am going to spend this holiday faking some Christmas spirit and braving the malls on Monday trying to find some sort of gifts for the important people in my life. This feels like a recipe for an epic holiday disaster. Please, for the sake of my sanity, leave some stuff on the shelves this weekend for me to pick from on Monday. Happy Gift Hunting!