… you get “nice Amy” for about an hour. Give or take 15 minutes.
After deciding to skip out on all the Black Friday “fun”, Mon and I realized Christmas was coming no matter what and it was time to put a dent in our shopping lists.
Teaming up also made us feel a little less terrified.
Because let’s face it- malls are no joke at this time of year. Even the desire for a pretzel is going to cost you 10-15 minutes in line. And time is money, people!
So on my last day of Thanksgiving break, I woke up bright and early thanks to the ol’ alarm clock and was off to Woodfield Mall just outside of the city to meet up with Mon as soon as the doors opened.
We snagged a few deals. Dodged and swerved around the crowds. Laughed in sympathy for the parents in line to see Santa Clause with their crying babies (yes- laughing in sympathy is a real emotion).
Shopping really is a cardio workout. And if you saw our haul, it would be called strength training as well.
There was also recharging to be done at the Nordstrom Cafe. Both mentally and physically.
Stop laughing. Mazes use the side of my brain that lags a little behind.
I’m also bad at giving/receiving driving directions. Let’s just blame it on being a girl.
We chowed. Because shopping was exhausting.
The tree isn’t going up for a little while longer. The roomie and I are putting it up together and both agree we’re not ready for it just yet.
Maybe after all the digesting of Thanksgiving food is said and done.
Which could take a while. I had a lot of pie…
Good grief, I love pie.
And holiday baking.
Just thinking about Baking Extravaganza 2010 gets me all jittery with excitement.
Because Christmas cookies? They are fantastic.
I know you agree.
So surely you’d want to join in on a little baking fun, right?
Jess and I both agreed- it’s time for the Holiday Edition of the Blogger Sweet Swap! So pull out the best of the best of your Holiday Favorites and let us know you’d like to join in on the fun!
1. Each participant should send approximately a dozen of whatever treat they choose to make. (12 cookies, brownie pan to serve 12, etc). Of course, you are allowed to send more, but please keep the minimal to 12.
2. Pairs will be finalized and notified by next week Monday or Tuesday and the delicious treats should be shipped by December 12th or 13th. We just ask that you be respectful of others and try to get them out before, or as close to that date as possible.
3. Tell Amy & Jess how much you love them for organizing this fantastic operation. This one is optional, but strongly encouraged.
*Disclaimer- the organizers of this bake swap are merely responsible for matching the participants, and are not responsible for the items shipped.
And with that, I shall let you go on your way. Have a good one!
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