Well, I did it. I finished my Christmas shopping.
On Friday I locked my bedroom door and pulled all I had out of my closet. I sorted through it, much like Santa does but without the elves to carry everything for me. Then I made a list of the few things I still needed and set out Saturday morning to finish. I know I was crazy to go out on a Saturday and believe you me I wouldn’t have if I wasn’t already driving an hour to the city to watch my nephew run in a cross country race.
I just forged ahead, waited in long lines, fought the crowds and gotter done.
10 full stockings – CHECK
10 gifts under the tree – CHECK
wrapping – NOPE
As much as I love the idea of beautifully wrapped gifts under the tree, I am so tired by the time I have everything purchased and carried home that I tend to just throw on some leftover wrapping paper from last year and call it finished. They are so fragilly (it’s a word-kind of) wrapped that I wait until December 23 to put them under the tree. “Don’t touch those presents kids! And I will be able to tell because touching them will rip the paper to shreds.”
It’s a landmine of paper and tape.
Sunday was a big day for our family. My husband, who has been in law school for the past four and a half years, took his very last exam. Yep. He’s finished. I am ready to have my husband back. And I am sure he is ready to be a regular guy again. One who isn’t in school full time AND running a business AND raising 9 children AND dealing with a somewhat spoiled wife.
This week I will be just hanging out with the family, wrapping presents and catching up on the latest Hallmark movies. Of course, one doesn’t really have to catch up on all of them since they all have the same plot, “Boy and girl are forced together even though they can’t stand each other- boy and girl fall in love-the end.”
But I’m a sucker for a love story so I watch them anyway.
Have a great week!