Thursday, December 23, 2010
Close to Nowhere
Through shopping yet? I’m not!
My neighbor Carolyn, who also works up here at the newspaper, has been through Christmas shopping since probably late August-early September.
I probably started Christmas shopping last week maybe?
Am I through yet? No, I’m not. Will I be through by Christmas Day? No, I won’t.
And yet often, I will find, about February or March, a present or two tucked away in a nifty hiding place. I’ve learned not to save those until the next Christmas. They get distributed before I lose them again.
Several years ago, when I changed my bedroom into a sewing room and my sewing room into my bedroom, I found a beautiful baby doll with several changes of clothes.
Not only can I not remember which granddaughter I bought the doll for (and the granddaughters are too old for baby dolls now), I can’t even vaguely remember buying the doll.
I solved the dilemma of which granddaughter would get the doll nicely! I gave it to myself and she sits on a shelf in my bedroom (most of the time -- the youngest granddaughter has been known to take her down and play with her).
I love dolls and have many of them. Barbies, baby dolls, a couple of Dana’s dolls that we bought her for Christmases past, dolls I’ve made or bought at yard sales and flea markets.
And every year, I still ask Santa for at least a Barbie doll.
As I write this on Tuesday afternoon, I’m not through shopping yet. I need desperately to get several things for one granddaughter.
Son Kris and I spent an entire day recently going into every store in Oxford looking for one particular item. I’d already spent most of a day looking in the stores here in town.
I guess I’m going to have to break down and go to the Memphis/Olive Branch/Southaven area. I’m shuddering at that thought!
I think so far, the best present I’ve bought this year has been one for my oldest brother.
Dennis has been complaining about his insulated glass leaking. He bought it in the ’80s, so even he is not surprised that it’s biting the dust.
He told me that he’d found one somewhere, but it was $5 and he wasn’t spending that much on a glass.
I went to Jennie’s Flowers and ordered a Tervis tumbler for him. It has a tie-died peace sign on the front and his name “DUKE” across the back. I got the big iced tea size.
It was a tad more than $5, but I’m not telling him how much it cost anyway.
I enjoyed buying it way too much to spoil it for him!
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