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Sunday, December 19, 2010

As the Shoppers Rush Home With Their Treasures

Silver Bells

The Fifth Day of Christmas

Today I finished my Christmas shopping.  And by "today" I really mean "yesterday" which is to say "Saturday" because we got home last night after midnight and then it was already Sunday.  So I missed a day on my blog.  I'll get today's post up eventually, too.

Joel and I went to "the big city" which is about 2 hours from us.  We went to meet the conductor of their symphony for lunch and see their Christmas concert, but with all the time in between we also went shopping at all of the places we don't have here.

Target! (It's nearly impossible to walk into that store and not spend five thousand dollars, especially if you only get to go once in a blue moon and are not immune to its wily ways.  We made it out without too much damage, though.)

Pier One!  (I didn't buy much there, and what I did buy was cheap and also necessary.  Well, okay, it was as close as you can get to necessary without actually being necessary.)

Bath and Body Works! (Which I was pleasantly surprised to find...had no idea it was there.  And even though I already sent my mother on a BBW errand, I had to stock up on soap and such anyway.)

And now we are done.  I can enjoy this week without worrying that I still have to buy this thing or that thing or the other thing.  We even remembered to buy batteries.

Go us!

When did you finish your shopping?  Or are you still at it?

14 comments :

  1. Not quite done yet. Got the small stuff to do. But we're going up north for a few days so I hope to get it done up there...where there's REAL shopping!

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  2. We're getting there. And honestly, I might be at the point where whatever isn't done isn't going to get done. Especially since I came down with strep throat yesterday and am (hopefully) having minor knee surgery next week.

    And I agree with you about Target. We don't have one here either, and there are times I will go in there and just revel in the "Target-ness" of it all.

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  3. I'm done shopping, but only because we're leaving tomorrow to spend two weeks at my in-laws' house. And there was NO WAY I was going to put off shopping until then.

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  4. I finished my shopping yesterday also. And today I finished baking and making candy. It feels great! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to the big city. BTW which city is that? Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  5. I should be finished with my shopping, but I keep finding deals. And then I have to make find more to make the number of gifts even. Sigh. I have a problem.

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  6. need to go to one more store tomorrow... then I'm done :) Merry Christmas, Lara! I have really enjoyed reading your blog this year.

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  7. I plan to finish tomorrow. Shopping, that is. Then there's the sewing, wrapping, meal/dessert planning, and cleaning to do. Dang, just writing that tires me out!

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  8. I still need to get a few more gifts, going to Toys R Us later this week, and also the Post Office! Wishing now I had done the "homemade only gifts" thing this Christmas...maybe next year.

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  9. Gotta still shop for the husband, but every other thing is done!

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  10. I am done shopping, but not done with all the hand made things that need to be finished for the big day!! Isn't it a great feeling to finally have it finished??

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  11. Nothing brings a smile to my face like the thought of Target and its wily ways...the oftener I go, the wilier it gets. :) p.s. shopping is done, except for whatever we have inevitably forgotten.

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  12. All of those stores are money suckers for me. I love them, and could drop a whole bank account in them (more specifically Target and Peir One, but B&BW always makes a large dent.). Doesn't it feel so good to be done! I am nearly there, and so happy and excited.

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  13. Target is my weakness, too. So many things to buy! I have to apologize because your pictures are so great this week, that I'm mostly skipping over your writing. Your photos are just too pretty!

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  14. So glad you found lots of little treasures! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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