>Yeah. I went to the mall. Evidently it was “Stand in the aisle and stare” day and I didn’t get the memo about it. I got out as fast as I could because I decided that yelling “Move your fat butt” a) wasn’t very polite and b) wasn’t in the spirit of the season. But there were some folks that did not know the meaning of “Excuse me…. excuse me… EXCUSE ME!!!”
I swear I’m trying to be in a good humor about the season, but it doesn’t help that the two people I need to buy gifts for are the two most difficult people to shop for on the face of the earth.
My mom: I get that she has all the junk and tsotchkes anyone could ever want and/or need. However, I’m not about to go up to her house for Christmas empty-handed. So each year I end up on a quest for the person who says “don’t get me anything” trying to find some simple something that might possibly tickle her fancy yet not clutter up her house. This is easier said than done.
My husband: I love my husband dearly. I cannot imagine life without him. But buying presents for him drives me nuts. He provides a list, and says he’s open to surprises, yet when said surprises are presented often goes “Oh. Thanks.” and tosses the gift to one side. One year he did that with a rather expensive jacket and I stopped festivities right there and then. It reminds me of the Friends episode where they’re buying birthday gifts for Rachel, and her boyfriend Tag buys something that’s not on the list. “Don’t ever go off the list” they tell him. (Geez, I miss that show. There’s so many life applications in it…).
So today I went to the mall. I went off the list at hubby’s request to try to surprise him (without buying gift cards, since he specifically requested that I not give him those). I came up with something. We’ll see. I shopped for Mom for a few things in addition to the mitts that I’m knitting for her. Again, we’ll see.
Believe it or not, I have to go back to the mall tomorrow, because I forgot something I was going to get for Mom. I can’t believe I was so stupid as to have to go back on a Saturday, but we’ll go early and get out. Besides, they’re practically giving the place away. Srsly.
Wish me luck!