So, this weekend is the proverbial pre-show to the proverbial big game. Have you done your various holiday shopping? (Do you need a Holiday Gift Guide?)
Well, I have done approximately *ZERO* of my holiday shopping. Thank goodness for gift cards! I imagine that I will be handing out “I thought of you just enough to get you this when I was at Safeway” cards to people who deserve me spending approximately 2-3 hours each shopping for them in order to get the *PERFECT* pair of “Bear Feet” slippers.
Of course, I *DID* do research for my bosses’ gifts. But that’s different. It feels different, anyway. Well, I had Maribou do research for them.
It’s been a rough year.
Luckily, the new year will kick off right! I’m going back to Doha soon and this weekend is probably the least insane of the next three to do the stuff that I’m going to need to do to prep up for yet another two weeks in a foreign country. Which means that I’m going to need to visit the Pets Mart for litter and cat food and maybe a little sweet leaf for the babies, visit the Whole Foods for the fixings for 4-5 liters of my spaghetti sauce, and a trip to Costco to make sure that we have enough bottled water, peanut butter, and pens to make it.
Oh, and Safeway for gift cards. Classy ones with decorative art.
So… what’s on your docket?
(Image is “Play” by Clare Briggs. Used with permission of the Briggs estate.)