Saturday, November 10, 2007

Traffic and Shoppers and Palpable Tension, Oh My!

Wow -- the Halloween stuff is barely packed away (I don't 'do' Halloween, so that was a snap) and all the Christmas decorations and music and shoppers are out in full force. My younger sister was at the local Wal-Mart, surprised to discover as of November 1st they were already playing holiday tunes. The cashier she talked to wasn't thrilled about it, but I'm sure she has already learned how to tune it out.

I think all the holiday shoppers made their start today. Hubby and I went to the mall with his mom and it was busy. And I was a little stressed. Not by all the shoppers so much, but by my mother-in-law who felt it necessary to walk closer to my hubby. Not a problem under normal circumstances (he's her son, after all), but when I'm between them, it's not so swell. I finally just stopped walking and let them get ahead of me as I told them "I don't want to be sandwiched between you two!"

Maybe for this reason alone, I'm seriously going to check into doing my holiday shopping on-line or at Disneyland as we'll be there for a week in December.

As such, I decided to change things up here a wee bit. Let me know if things look weird on your computer screen as mine tends to soften things a bit.

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