Howdy, lovely Posse peeps! What are you guys up to now that the holiday shopping crush is in full swing? Although I should have known better, I made the mistake of going near a busy shopping area one afternoon. What should have been a 30-minute trip morphed into an hour-plus mess. When will I learn?
I’ve done online shopping mostly over the years, but always try to buy gifts over the course of the year and stick them back. I usually venture out to Target and/or Sephora and Ulta once, just to check out gift ideas or stocking stuffer potential.
I’m finding that as I’m getting older, I’m losing my appetite for facing the holiday crowds, but occasionally I’ll head into the big city. Usually early on a Sunday morning to get a few things and then scoot out before traffic gets too nuts. Or I might head out early mid-week, after school has started and folks are already at work. But never the week before or the week after Christmas. That’s just too much of a crush!!
But I absolutely draw the line at any shopping at night. Between the general holiday craziness, distracted drivers, and frequently wet roads, I’m quite happy to stay in. Many nights you’ll find me curled up on the couch in the living room with a cup of tea or hot chocolate and a good book, or just sitting and enjoying the beautiful lights outside and on the tree.
Speaking of Christmas trees, we’ve always gotten live ones — love that smell! — but this year looks to be our last. DH has decided to get an artificial one next year, especially since my teen will be off to college next fall. I’m guessing that next year I’ll be investing in some of the Thymes wonderful Frasier Fir products, such as room spray and candles.
What about you? How’s your holiday season going so far? How are you handling the holiday crush?