Nothing like down to the wire- I’ve finally finished ALL of my Christmas shopping! Last night I wasn’t sure if it was going to happen. The hardest gift to track down was for my brother. And I’ll talk about it because I’m 99% positive he doesn’t read this. If he does- Merry Christmas, Marty- act surprised! Believe it or not, I could not find a store that still had a copy of The Hangover. Yes, now that I’ve bought it, I’ve seen it everywhere I’ve gone today (even the grocery store I went to during my lunch to grab a nice bottle of champagne for my boss had it). Naturally… Two Targets and two Best Buys. I have never been so persistent about finding something in my life. At some point, it became less about the movie and more about the quest. When I finally grabbed a copy (one of ten left at the final Best Buy I went to), I felt victorious. I would have leapt for joy in the store (but my doctor still advises against that for another three weeks at least).
Good news! I had a monster salad today- thanks to the craving I had yesterday. As I went by said grocery store, I was able to hit up the salad bar they have. And I loaded up on fresh veggies which were soooo good. That made me feel a little better, given my empty refrigerator situation at home. I might have taken a pic of it for you, but I was starved by the time I got to eat, so it didn’t last long.
Bad news- check out this weather forecast:
My driving conditions are far from ideal. I either get off of work at 6:00 tomorrow night and drive through the snow and the night and get to my parent’s house by 2:00ish. OR, I can chance it, wake up super super early on Christmas Eve and possibly drive through snow and ice and wind to make it home before Christmas Eve mass. I don’t really like either option. Last year, my roommate and I chose the driving through the stormy night. I was slap happy and simple-minded by the time I got there, but I made it. It’ll probably be a last-minute decision. Actually, I’m almost positive I’ll just say “fuck it” and go tomorrow night. As long as I don’t almost die in Lincoln, IL like I did last time…
Tonight I went to the gym again. Arms and abs, arms and abs, arms and abs…. It felt good, but my longing for the treadmill still made me pout.
At least I didn’t have much packing to do. Most of it was still done from last weekend (I didn’t really unpack alot- and have been living out of my oversized duffel bag). It’s just that this time I have all the gifts that need to go.
Yes, that is a mighty nice bottle of wine over there… it’s called Fat Bastard. My mom’s gonna shoot me. But in defense of mixing drinking and vulgarity, it’s supposed to be really good!
Ahhhhh…. Christmas vacation is right around the corner…. hooray!
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