Friday, 23 December 2016

Done, the gift buying part anyway

This morning was our last kick at the can for getting stuff gift wise. We were up and at 'em by 08:30 and out and about by 09:45. First task this morning was to leave an envelop with a Christmas card and a Tim Horton's gift card in the mail box for the mail guy. I figure a little Danegeld to the guy who makes sure I get my mail is money well spent. 

Then it was off to see our bank guy. The meeting was jovial and even better it was short. No disasters of the banking front and we are still mostly solvent. Next was the a visit to the local book store followed by  a short sojourn at the toy store. With that out of the way it as off to pick up Mr. Turkey. 

The food store where we went was packed but our fellow shoppers were all in good spirits. One of the things I always hated about big city shopping in big stores was the "full contact, kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out" attitude of the shoppers.

While most of the stores we visited were shopper heavy there was a lot of smiles, jokes and laughter. It makes for a nice change from the sound bites on TV where folks loose it and get into each others faces.

As for us our excursions for the day are done. Next comes the wrapping of the gifts followed by the pickup of the house to ensure it's fit for guests. Unlike the majority who do Christmas dinner on the 25th, due to various conflicts we do the Christmas thing during the evening of the 24th. It's just easier for all of the clan on that day considering all the scheduling conflicts. 

Well, as for me I've plenty of work this afternoon so I shall say farewell for now from up here North of Disorder.



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