Christmas is in sight. The cars are clogging the roads as shoppers make a mad dash for last-minute presents. Saturday, I joined the throngs of shoppers, not for my presents, but to help my sister find hers.
It was an adventure that I’ll hold in memory. My sister and I are horrible when we shop together. I always manage to spend more money with her than I do on my own. Not that she encourages me to shop, but because when I’m with her, I’m forced to look around instead of arrowing straight for what I went to the store for.
That wasn’t the only reason it was a fun time. My sister’s goofiness provided both of us with much hilarity. Like her taking a lady’s basket thinking it was her own. It wouldn’t have been so bad if the basket hadn’t been filled with the lady’s purchased items. Oh yes, my sister was mortified. Luckily, we have the ability to laugh at ourselves. Then, to make things even funnier, we waved madly at someone in a car we thought was her son. You know, out the window waving, honking the horn…only to find out it wasn’t her son. Meh. Between blushing and laughing, we ended up in the Christmas spirit.
What gets you in the mood for Christmas? On Christmas Eve, I like to ride around looking at Christmas lights. It’s entertaining and puts me in a great mood for the next day. What traditions do you follow to get you in the mood?
2 responses to “The Mad Dash”
Are you in the mood to Christmas shop??? I thought you would be in bed with the loss from yesterday! Sorry about it!!!!
We put up our Christmas tree the day/weekend after Thanksgiving. I put Christmas scents all over the house with A LOT of decorations to get me in the spirit. I also listen to Christmas music in the car (drives my family crazy-but it’s MY tradition!)
I didn’t want to shop. I distinctly remember telling my brother ‘Your sister is going to keep me in the stores all day’. I was quite put out that I had to fight the crowds…but it turned out well.
I refused to watch any of the pre-game shows yesterday because I didn’t want to see highlights of the game. *sniff* Geaux Saints…*sniff*
I tried Christmas lights one year…but I’m no good at decorating, lol. I just go look at what other people have done. It’s much easier, lol.