Tag Archives: Shopping

Christmas Eve Shopping

I have a longstanding tradition of shopping on Christmas Eve. It’s the one day a year where I can honestly say I like to shop. I’ve probably been doing it for thirty years now. I’m sure it started because I’m a natural procrastinator. It’s turned into something I look forward to every year, though. What […]

Plastics and Politics

I went to the grocery store a couple of weeks ago. I parked, got out of my car, and opened my trunk to collect my reusable bags. A woman who was just getting out of her car said, “Ugh! Bags! What a wonderful state we live in!” She was clearly being sarcastic. For those that […]

Christmas Shopping

I’m a last minute kind of shopper. I don’t like shopping, so I put it off. I’ve been a little better since I’ve had a kid, but not great. Back at Thanksgiving, I felt like I had plenty of time. Then next thing I know it’s three days before Christmas and I still have things […]

Christmas Eve

It’s Christmas Eve and I’m completely finished.  All the shopping is done.  All the wrapping is done.  I finished two days ago.  There’s nothing left to do but to put out the milk and cookies and wait for Santa to do his thing.  The funny thing is, I’m kind of bummed about it. Generally, I […]

Thanksgiving and Shopping

I am all for not shopping on Thanksgiving.  I think it’s a shame that stores are open and people have to work.  If I had my way, certain holidays would be holy (If I really had my way, I’d have a weekly, secular sabbath).  Everything would be closed and no one would have to work.  […]