"Mris am the greetest! Now I am leaving Southdale for no raisins!"
Why, you may wonder, do I have matociquala's pirate hat on for this post? Because of the booty. The plunder. The loot that surrounds me, for I have triumphed over the Christmas shopping! I can barely move away from my desk due to the bulk of parcels surrounding me, but I am done shopping! Anything anyone else gets this year will be purely extraneous. I'm not done shipping, because other people aren't done shipping, but I'm done shopping. Wheeeee! It took me a trip to the Shops At Lyndale, Southdale, 50th and France, Bigdale, and the little shopping area near us (that's just today -- other places other days), but I'm finished!
Baking and wrapping still remain. And, y'know, writing. Cleaning. Etc.
I think I'm a little dehydrated. I'm certainly out of energy. But energy can be restored, water can be drunk, and I am done shopping!
And everybody is so nice to me. The people in the Hockey Lodge. The guy at Border's selling me [topic redacted] books for [person reading this]. Everybody in the entire Dayton's (disguised as a Macy's). Everybody and their literal dogs in the pet store. Other people seem to run into crankiness in December, but for me it's smiles and kind words even when they're very tired. It was nice. So nice I will avoid doing more of it this year.