Yes, I’ve just returned from holiday shopping at Target three days prior to Christmas. And yes, it would have been less of a hassle to stab myself in the aorta and then have gone for open heart surgery to repair the extensive damage but I was determined to make it through despite the obvious drawbacks of shopping this close to the holiday. The store looked a lot like what I would imagine most retailers would suffer after being looted post Armageddon and I did nearly open a can of New York whoop ass on a few surly shoppers but I got what I went for and no one lost a limb or a life so I called it a victory.
After grabbing an expensive bribery item for my youngest to hold for the duration we glided like silk through the maze of crooked carts and venom spitting bargain hunters. This is what I promise myself I won’t do EVERY SINGLE YEAR. Nothing last-minute. I want to be done by the end of August. Sure.
I just re-read this post and it gave me a headache.
Have a happy holiday.