I think I may have broken a personal record.
I’m 95% DONE with my Christmas shopping as of this evening!!!
It’s only November! I didn’t loathe the process! The malls were empty! I found the things I was looking for!
Do you know what this means??
I may have to hang up my Grinch hat this year and be 100% merry.
It actually feels great. I wasn’t bitter about getting official lists from everyone and having to hunt down specific items. Why you might ask?
Because I didn’t ask for lists.
I shopped for things that made me think of the people I was buying for.
I call those kind of gifts “inspired gifts” and I think they are the very best kind. Because as the giver I truly enjoyed the process.
And what I’m most excited about is the fact that I can spend December baking cookies, listening to Christmas carols and relaxing by the tree with my family.
Oh, and drinking copious amounts of eggnog.
Copious I tell you!
I totally get why people are so proactive with their Christmas shopping, and I’m really thankful that I hopped on the bandwagon this year. Grace and I actually had a lot of fun spending FIVE AND A HALF HOURS rounding up the majority of the gifts today. I made sure to stop in the pet store to let her see the puppies (depressing as THAT is) and we shared a chocolate ice cream cone during the one break we took.
All in all it was a great day with my best girl and I’m feeling very merry about everything we bought.