Part A: Every day I get updated posts from different bloggers with pictures of their holiday decor and they all seem to really have it "together" for the holidays. I am writing this post on December 21st just before I leave for work. Would you believe I just started shopping on the 20th? I hope to have time today to run into Macy's and grab a few more things, and hopefully I can complete my shopping by the 22nd. My youngest daughter still lives at home and is bewildered by the lack of gifts for her under the tree. I keep assuring her Santa has not forgotten, that sometimes we work under a little extra pressure.
Part B: So since I didn't publish the post because I was not done writing it, here is an update. The streets are pure madness, the malls are crazy, but I must say I only encountered one rude person and one horn honker in the traffic today. For the most part everyone was beyond patient and just went with the flow. Although I am beat from my day of running store to store after working for a few hours this morning, I am pretty pleased at how calm my fellow shoppers were and surprised at my own serenity. Never have I been this late with Christmas. Maybe it's been the blog or the trip for Thanksgiving to visit my daughter and the whole day job thing, but it was all worth it. Life is good and I have so much to be thankful for.
Soooo, if anyone out there is as behind as I am, take heart. You are not alone. In the end it all gets done, and I am just thankful we will all be together once again.