Saturday, December 6, 2008

I am almost afraid to say it....

The Danger family is done with our holiday shopping!

WHAT?!  I know, right?

It feel pretty sweet, I must say.  We are making most of our gifts, which are just about done.  Today we finished off what needed to be bought.  Well, at least as gifts.  We still need wrapping paper, and stocking stuffers, damn it!  I knew I shouldn't have said it!

The other day I was emailing someone about what I love least about the holidays.  My naive response was "Whats NOT to love?!  I just love the holidays and babies and old people.  And puppies and kittens!"  

Today, I wish to rephrase that answer.

What I hate most about this season is-

1.  The temps at the grocery store.  Now, I know.  I get it.  They are working, and it is only a temporary job, and I am sure that they are doing their best and hope to get kept on.  But really, when I hand you the broken lemonade and you look at me like I broke it, and then play with it for 5,934 minutes, trying to fix it, this makes me frustrated.  And, even if you did fix it- that would not replace the missing lemonade!  And p.s.- I wanted to buy TWO of them, but you didn't even ask if I wanted a new one! 

2.  The woman at Wal-Mart that raced my ten year old son to a book that he was reaching for.  Ok lady, really?!  You're charging down a ten year old...for a Wal-Mart.  Need I say more?

But you know what I love MOST about the holidays?  Well, most everything (except all that junk above!)  Now that the gifting is almost done, now comes the baking!  I have hundreds of reasons now to bake and bake and bake!  And I intend to use them!

P.s.- lest you think that I am a cold hearted holiday hater in poor spirits- see the post below.  Would cold hearted holiday haters in poor spirits give things away?!  I think not!



musicjunkie said...

Ahh....gotta love the holiday spirit cashiers/customer service reps have during the holidays. Unintentionally I avoided shopping in stores this year, and I can't say that I missed the crowds and rude people. Though I will have to face them to get the stocking stuffers and wrapping paper.

Katie D/B said...

I definitaly agree with Musicjunkie, 98% of my holiday shopping has been and will be done online this year. The other two percent which includes the basics -wrapping paper, tape and ribbon, I buy at BigLots!

Gentle Reader said...

I'm ready for the baking, too! What's on your baking agenda?

J.Danger said...

Ana- I did a lot of it online. I should have done ALL of it online!

Katie- is that where you will be getting my gift? Cuz that's totally ok....just saying

Gentle Reader- OMG soooo many things! This week it is holiday cupcakes and jalapeno bacon wrappers for my hubby's work potluck and then two kinds of Vegan cookies for a cookie contest on Friday night! Score! What about you?

stealthnerd said...

Okay, #2 is exactly why I don't leave the house during the holidays--people are deadly out there!!

Emily said...

Who is this woman?! That's horrible!
Poor kid.

ViolinMama said...

Terrible!! What a flashback though to the best and worst of the holidays!