Holidays and Traditions

Holidays and Traditions

I meant to blog earlier but I had to fight a cold for a good long while.  It was not very pleasant.  I had taken two days off from work to run errands and go to appointments, only to get sick on the second day.  Luckily it was before a weekend so I had some time to rest but it really was not enough.  I still managed to drag my ass to work the following week but that’s not without feeling like crap the whole time.  I managed through it somehow.  My son got sick too, poor kid.  Thank goodness we are all better now.  It would suck to continue being sick with the holidays so close by.

We are almost done our Christmas shopping.  Thank goodness.  The malls are crazy, not to mention part of your day going to these places are spent looking for parking.  Going early enough in the day helps to beat the rush.  Christmas shopping can be daunting but on the positive side of things, it’s a family day for us.  It’s nice to be able to go out, the three of us, and enjoy whatever it is we are doing.  Even it means rubbing shoulders with other disgruntled shoppers.  I think we only have four people left on our list.  My in-laws, my brother-in-law and my mother.  I know we have ideas for my father-in-law and my brother-in-law but my mother-in-law and my mom are difficult to shop for sometimes.  We never know what they want. I think my husband said that they will be “amazon” gifts this year.  That’s the great benefit of being able to shop online.  You don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home.  With all the running around we’ve already done, I think it’s nice to be able to just shop online for the rest.  Read more