Monday, November 12, 2007

I'm still here...

Sorry I haven't posted all week. Bad blogger.

Everything is fine. We started the final renovations on Wednesday - the furnace room and the downstairs bathroom. There's a dumpster parked in our driveway, which is loads of fun... we've been throwing stuff in left, right, and centre. The furnace room is going to become a livable hobby room/workshop. We will finally have two toilets. YAAAY!

Lumpy-wise, it's all good. You know, aside from the heartburn. Here's a little investment advice for the rest of you: buy stock in Tums. They are saving my sanity.

I made a list, but haven't bought any baby stuff yet. And then over the weekend I realized how stupid I've been. It's ALMOST CHRISTMAS, people! That means crowded malls, limited parking, cheezy muzak in the stores, long lineups at the cash... why, oh why didn't I do my shopping in October?

Don't misunderstand me. I don't hate the Christmas season... I just avoid shopping for the duration of it. I love the smells, the sounds, the taste (Godiva gingerbread truffles immediately spring to mind)... just not the standing in line forever, and emerging to discover that I have no idea where I parked. And then schlepping my purchases around the 30-acre parking lot, all the while wishing for my couch, a fire, and a nice cup of hot chocolate.

My, I do sound like a grinch. Maybe I should embrace it and go ahead and steal Christmas. I bet I'd get a bunch of great baby stuff along with it... right?


Anonymous said...

I think you are right.

I kinda hate Christmas.

Aurelia said...

Just remember, you have an advantage, you can go during the day when most of those shoppers aren't even there.

And use the free valet parking at the mall! Why not?

Jennifer said...

At least you can use the expectant mother you will be close to the doors!!!!!!!