The Christmas Crush
Christmas shoppers are a hearty breed. The clever ones shop all year round. During the holidays, they dress up and party while the rest of us slough through the malls.
But some shoppers like to pack all the glee of the season into one evening. Yes, I have friends who always shop on Christmas Eve. To me that’s frightening, but they find it exhilarating.
I’m somewhere in the middle, between early shopping and last minute. I commence my catalog and online search after Thanksgiving. About the time when the last of the turkey soup is gone. For me, it’s a transition point from one holiday to the next.
During the ensuing weeks, I fret, I order, I shop, I wrap, I stack, I mail . . . and, finally, I take a deep breath and relax.
Giving and Getting
Having been a food blogger for more than 8 years, I find that family and friends have come to expect edibles and kitchenware from me. I ask mostly for consumables, but nothing bigger than a bread box.