Saturday, December 22, 2007

List Checking 101

I have no logical explanation, but my marathon shopping session today? Went fine.

The stores were crowded, but not overly so. My fellow shoppers were pleasant. The store employees were downright cheerful and pleasant. And I think I left every single store saying, "Well, THAT wasn't too bad." I kept waiting for the holiday horror to kick in, but it never did. The closest I came to panic was leaving my master shopping list in a store, which I ran back and retrieved 5 minutes later. Meltdown avoided.

I'm also pleased and proud and frankly relieved to report that I did not walk inside a mall. The closest I came was hitting several stores in an emporium where each has its own outside entrance. But we parked the car once and then walked the enormous square and got everything accomplished. Then we headed to a bunch of quirky local, independent shops and had a great time.

So, with TWO ENTIRE DAYS until the Big Lebowski, I think I just may have time to cook, wrap, and maybe...just maybe...sleep. Of course, there are still three church services, twenty seven anthems, eighty nine hymns, one solo, two duets and a partridge in a pear tree I have to squeeze in there too, but at this point it doesn't seem like much, and I almost don't know what to do with myself.


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