Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hurry, Scurry

Cold, cold, cold today! And busy, busy--traffic every where. Don't people have JOBS they should be doing in the middle of the day in the middle of the week?? Really, those holiday shoppers so interfere with my stress-free shopping on a weekday. Have they no respect for the retired? I mean I rarely venture into the shops on the weekends, holding up lines while I begin to count out my change, rummaging my wallet out of my bag just after the entire order is totalled up. If that's going to annoy you on a weekday, stay home!
Wrapping is mostly done. Martha Stewart would blanch and faint, or at least pucker her lips in a righteous moue, I'm sure. I put gifts in white boxes, tied a ribbon around the box and pasted on the cut out fronts of old Christmas cards with "to" and "from" written on. It's not that I was too cheap to buy wrapping paper and gift tags; I was going for environmentally friendly. Yeah, that's it--environmentally friendly, cutting back on my carbon footprint.


  1. I use environmentally friendly a lot also as an excuse. It works.

  2. Me too. But I can't decide; I bought 9 gift cards and they will be put in envelopes. Is that environmentally friendly or just lazy and cheap?

  3. I'm with you! How dare these holiday shoppers interfere with my regular stress-free shopping schedule. I'm all done with my wrapping because in twenty minutes I'll be on full time mommy duty for the next two weeks.


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