Tomorrow I am going to begin my Christmas shopping. Okay, I guess technically it's later on today, but it's still tomorrow to me. I mean seriously, Christmas shopping on Christmas Day is soooo Alex P. Keaton. Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve, however, is unfortunately just like me. In my defence, I've been so busy at work, exhausted all the time, and I had to wait for pay day which just happened to fall on Christmas Eve (oh the joy of single motherhood!!)
This is how I am going to approach shopping tomorrow (erm...today) I am, first and foremost, making a pitstop at Starbies for a fabulous Creme Brule Latte. I think I'll even spring for a Grande! I am going to park far, far away from the mall and walk in so I don't have to fight with 15 different cars for the same coveted close parking spot. I have a list in my head that I have been going over and over (and over and over....) so I know exactly what I'm looking for, exactly where to find it, and exactly what it will cost. I am planning to spend at least an hour in a line up, who knows...maybe even two line ups. I figure if I plan for a large line up, nothing will get to me. Thirty people in front of me? No problem. The person behind me has one item? Of course you can go in front of me. The person in front of me is paying with rolled coins and is short fifty two cents? I will have fifty two cents in my pocket to give them. I will hum Christmas carols as I shop. I will wish every one a Merry Christmas because, dammit, this is MY holiday, and I am going to celebrate it. If you're offended, well suck it Mister. And Merry Christmas to you, too! I will be complete Zen. I will be the epitomy of Christmas spirit and joy.
My Christmas wish for you is peace this holiday season. Genuine peace. That on Christmas Day, amidst the chaos of presents and family and food, you will feel a moment of peaceful bliss. That you will have a moment where you realize how fortunate for everything and everyone that surrounds you. And that you will say a quiet prayer of thanks.
Merry Christmas, my blogger friends.