Snap, crackle, pop why the heck did I wait so long??? Different genders, different age brackets. Snap, Snap, Snap! I bought the least attractive pjs for my kids that I ever have actually spent money on! I guess I didn't factor in that retailers are cracking down on their inventories and there is NOTHING left in the store! Well, I have managed to keep the PJ tradition alive! Whoot whoot.
And, in my ever optimistic Buddy the Elf shopping spirit I decided to park at one center (Santana Row), do my errands there and then WALK across the four lane road to the mall on the other side, praying that I would be shown the ultimate Santa gift for my younger two. Ok, basically everyone is out of everything cute. Crap, crap, crap. I happily did my errands, gave the chick behind me one of my coupons as to not hog, but share my Christmas savings spirit. Then, thinking like a true Parisian (which I clearly am not), I decided I would walk, not drive to all shops. Clearly, avoiding all traffic #@$%&^ at the mall would keep my head clear and happy and on task. I was nearly skipping at Safeway (my least favorite store, ever) when I realized I bought 10 lbs. of sugar, 3 lbs of butter, 2 cans of soup and some straws. No problem with my 3 other bags, right? (Skinny little bitch Parisian women, bags explain a lot!). A stroke of brilliance I asked how far I could take the cart. The grocer said, "As far as you want." I must have looked like a homeless person, carting all of my belongings across the mall parking lot! Nice. I did have one moment of humility when I decided to leave the cart at the mall and not cross the 4 lane street with my cart to the high end shopping complex. This, my friends, is why I'm so stinkin' tired all month :).