I love to shop. Mostly, I love the art (yes, it is a form of art for those who cannot sing or paint) of bargain shopping. And online stores provide endless ways to save save save!
While we did quite a bit of in-town Christmas shopping, a portion of it was through the world wide web. Namely, Cabelas for Country Man. Where he shopped for me, I’m not sure. Fortunately, ever since I’ve known him, he’s done a supertastic job in the gift-giving department. Specifically things that sparkle, which in my case, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree when it comes to the love of all things sparkly.
Online shopping is what you gotta do when you live two hours from the nearest mall. I miss being able to walk through department stores, feel the fabric on my fingers, and even try something on. You know, to make sure it would look right on my sister.
On the other note, I don’t miss the craziness that occurs in the ‘big city’ during this time of the year. I heard there was no parking whatsoever at the mall on Saturday. That includes the far back rows. Husbands had to circle the lot until a spot became available. My husband is a kind soul, which means he’d be letting all the moms and kids take the next open spot. So, it’s a good thing we stayed home.
Shopping here included scrolling through websites and Google search pages, comparing the best deals on hunting stuff, work stuff and other stuff. It also included taking a break to step outside, adjusting my eyes to God’s natural lighting, focusing on something far away to save my computer-stressed eyes.
Like a calf in the cattle yard.
Or cattle in the pasture.
Or puppies snoozing on their chair.
Either way, my eyes can take a break because we are done with our Christmas shopping. Time to sit back and enjoy a hot toddie and figgy pudding.