Oh, I also spent the morning finishing up the Harry Potter series. It really was enjoyable. Karl has lent me the movies, too. I plan on cracking open a bottle of wine tonight and watching one or two. I think I may even have Brian talked into watching it with me.
I decided to forego the madness that would've been an early start to Black Friday last night. Instead, Brian and I headed out around 9 this morning. Much to my shock, just about everything we were looking for was still in stock. I think this is how I'll do it every year from now on. There were no lines at Target or Walmart. The mall was a little nuts, but those dept stores are always sorely understaffed for the big sales. We also got the boys some really nice, thick snowboarding jackets. We gave them to them today and told them they were early Christmas gifts. They do have winter jackets, but it's going to be a brutal ass winter out here this year. Today has been in the 20's and the wind has been a steady 25-35 mph all day. We had a little bit of snow flurries, but really nothing to get excited about. I'm not looking forward to the snow at all. There's no mountains around here, let alone hardly any hills. Anyway, it was so nice to spend the day with Brian. I know he'd rather be doing other things than shopping, but he did say he was happy to be out with me. I do love hanging out with the lug. Although, he did feel a little duped into going (let's just say I'm not a morning person, but I became one for him this morning...)
He says it was my plan all along, so he'd say yes to shopping with me. lol We are nearly done shopping for the boys, and I bought a gift for a friend. I was also super excited to find Frango Mints. I remember my Aunt Clara used to buy them every Christmas for us. So, I picked some up for my sisters in hopes that it'll bring back some great memories of when we were younger. I'm telling you, when you
grow up on an island, you appreciate those "down south" things so much more.
I ordered Brian a Kuerrig (or however it's spelled) for Christmas. I really hope he likes it. We usually just do $20 stocking limits, but he works hard and deserves it. It also does tea, so I'm sure I'll get some use out of it, too. It feels so nice to be so far along w/ the shopping. I refuse to let myself get stressed by it all this year. It's not what Christmas is about.
I'm still feeling good in a lot of ways. I've been doing so much soul searching and thinking about my life lately. It's all been very healthy. I'm trying.... I'm still eating way too much and
drinking too much soda. I've got to get this figured out. I wish I
could just punch myself in the face to get my fat ass started. I'm getting close I know...I hope.... It's a struggle, obviously.
I hope you all are enjoying your time off. I know it's needed for all of us. Please take care of yourselves.