If I want the holiday gifts to be wrapped and ready on time, I have to get started. But I’ll keep the Finkmobile parked at the house, thanks.
I do most of my Christmas shopping online; it’s a ton easier, and this year, lots of merchants are offering free shipping in addition to sale prices. Bonus. Why schlep through the malls? I mean, there’s the whole experiential thing, but I’m not much for that unless lunch is involved. And chocolate. Chocolate and lunch, in that order.
Admittedly, I just don’t have the ambition to do what daughter-in-law Hannah does every year: Black Friday. But does she ever get some great deals. She’s got them scouted out already. I hope she doesn’t run into any fistfights this year…
I might shop as well on Black Friday — from my parlor. I suppose I should adopt some kind of shopping tradition that involves family fun. Mavis and I usually equate shopping all day long with getting a root canal. We’re such party poops. What traditions do y’all have? I know Tom Hanks’s family celebrates Hanksgiving to ring in the holiday season. Other families have Black Friday outings. Maybe I should come up with an idea or two. Or maybe not. *turns up space heater, gets another cup of coffee*
Jake and Justin tonight — four thumbs up.