Celebrating Christmas in Mexico was a wonderful thing. First, no snow. Second, temps back home were an all time low of sub zero. Third, no commuting in snow and sub zero tempuratures. Decorations here were really subdued. There were some Christmas tree cutouts standing around that I wouldn’t have noticed had people not pointed them out. Staff in Santa hats for the three days we’ve been here were the only obvious clue that it was Christmastime.Read More →
Nick and I got up extra early to start our Christmas Eve day festivities. Actually we got up at 10am, but that’s considered early when you stay up till 4am. The plan was to head out to Nick’s Grandparents’ house so he could work on their computer, then head to his step dad Terry’s around noon-noon thirty.
We got to his grandparents’ house around 11:30am. Jake was there because he spent the morning hunting. Their grandpa had to run to the store and since I needed some supplies for dinner with my step dad’s family I went with him. We weren’t gone very long, maybe 30 minutes. When we got back I realized our vehicle was gone. It was about 12:15. I assumed the boys went to Terry’s house, but I thought it was strange that they would go without me.
All of a sudden Nick and Jake pulled up behind us in the driveway and asked me if I wanted to go to Terry’s. Of course I wanted to go to Terry’s. Then he told me that he forgot I was with them until he passed us on the road. How do you forget your wife somewhere? On Christmas??!?
…from after Thanksgiving until Christmas:
People. People are retarded. Meandering about the store here and there. Maybe it’s because they are entranced by all the normal every day products that are in limited edition sparkley packages. Like bugs to a zapper. Completely oblivious to their surroundings. More realistically though, I think people are always like that. It’s just so much more irritating when the population in the store doubles.
So anyway, today I was at Target. Forced to be there by the need of basic supplies. It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t the normal happy go lucky Target experience that I’ve come to enjoy. It was busy. People were in my way. Talking on cell phones not realizing how much aisle space they were taking up. Letting their kids push the cart. And if the typical irritating stuff x 3 wasn’t bad enough, I wondered into a fart cloud and couldn’t escape it. It was nasty. Then there was this guy in sweat pants. A heavier guy, but not so heavy he couldn’t find a pair of jeans that fit. And when you hear “heavy” and “sweat pants” in the same sentence, do you get any specific image of an odor in your mind? Need I say more? Then I found a check out line that wasn’t too long. Of course I got behind the lady that memorized the sale prices of everything in her cart. Once I was done with that fiasco I trudged to the back of the lot where I had to park, slowing for a moment to scoff at the car parked in my usual rock star spot. It was windy and cold and my hands were beginning to stick to the metal of the cart handle by the time I found my car. And I didn’t even get to buy anything fun. :(
Then when I got back to work I received an email from Office Depot notifying me that I could take $10 off of a $40 purchase… in store only. Wait, they sent me an electronic coupon that I have to print myself, then bring into the store? That is just ridiculous. Besides, I don’t want to go to their dumb store. I don’t want to go to any store right now. Jerks.