Saturday, December 12, 2009

And so it begins..

The craziness of the Christmas season. People have officially lost their minds and their cool. People are driving like maniacs. Tonight I drove the four miles to my mother's house from mine and passed three car wrecks. Now, granted it was raining but it does seem a little excessive does it not? These wrecks of course had varying degrees of drama, ranging from fender bender to smashed in front/ rear end, but of course the police had to investigate all of them. I would not want to be in their shoes this time of year.

The masses have also converged on the store employees. These poor people in retail stores look ragged already and they have another two weeks to go. People can really be Jekyll and Hyde this time of year and it makes me so sad to see the results of this in retail situations. I think we have all overheard that conversation between some cranky woman (don't hate, its ALWAYS a woman) who has been searching for days for a specific this or that for their child/ grandchild/ whatever and she ends up berating one of the stores employees for not having it. This woman has reached the end of her rope and takes it out on the sixteen year old kid that is just trying to make a few bucks to buy whatever it is that sixteen year olds buy. Its not their fault they don't have it. Welcome to big box America lady!

This part of this season is why I usually get my shopping done hella early and then hide out for a month. This year, that just didn't happen. I am almost ashamed to say I haven't gotten even close to finishing my shopping and our family shenanigans start tomorrow morning with my father and his family. Which should be an adventure to say the least. Don't get me wrong, my Nana is great. My father and his newest fling though, tend to get a bit overwhelming.

From there we go to a Christmas concert at the church where D attends preschool. Then the real push begins to get everything done and ready and bought and wrapped. Families visited, friends jollyed, decorations done, cookies made, heads exploded. Oh wait, maybe that last part isn't necessary. Sure couldn't tell some people that though.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah Barrett is off limits until the New Year!!!! It took me 30 minutes to drive a mile!


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