Monday, December 14, 2009

HO-HO-Home at Last!

The sights and sounds of Christmas shopping 2009, but first things first!!

Parents......please leave your little kids at home when you do your shopping. They really have no interest in shopping with you all day. They don't care what you buy Aunt Martha or Uncle Joe. When you are grabbing your little one by their arm and dragging them through the upsets me....and I really want to slap you right in the head. UGH!!

Shoppers....when you aren't sure where you are going....pull your rear end over to the side of the walkway and THEN look around to see if you can see the store you are looking for. DO NOT....I repeat....DO NOT try to walk and look up, down and all around, because you just might run into someone and make them dump their hot tea all over themselves!

Stores....if your piped in music is stuck....please go fix it quickly....because as much as I like the Andy Williams rendition of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" 3:00 on Sunday afternoon....I doubt anyone in your store wants to hear Andy sing, "It's the Most Wonderful Time, It's the Most Wonderful Time, It's the Most Wonderful Time, over and over and over and over again! It's enough to make this shopper head for the exit!

Okay, so with those things said, I had a wonderful day shopping with Tresa yesterday. We had a great breakfast and then hit the mall.

Tresa likes her picture taken about as much as I do.
I did get just a wee bit nervous when the first three stores produced nothing, but after that it was pretty smooth sailing.

Macy's Christmas decorations area outside their store.

Somewhere down there is Santa and about a thousand screaming and crying kids waiting to chat with him!
More mall decorations....
Awesome fabric I found at IKEA!

The loot!Maggie helping me relax after a long day of shopping!
I am almost done with my shopping. Just a couple of things for Irv, one more thing for Tresa and then gifts for six dogs and two cats! HO-HO-HO!


Cathryn said...

HA! And this is why I don't participate in the feeding frenzy known as HOLIDAY SHOPPING! Between the crowds breathing up my air, screaming kids, and the ooooooooo--ahhhhhhhhhhhers...I lost my fun for shopping years ago.

Nonetheless, I'm still GLAD you had fun and success! :D And Maggie-Mae was there to help you relax!

Lanyardlady said...

I hereby bestow upon you the Mall Medal for bravery! I would rather work than go to the mall, and that's pretty bad! Glad you had a successful day, and I agree with you 1000% on the children and the music.

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Thanks for the pics of the mall decorations ~ I do believe I haven't set foot in a mall in about 5-6 years! Online shopping is my shopping of choice! :)

Ms Sparrow said...

The post-shopping trip picture speaks volumes. Thank goodness you have a big gentle dog to soothe you!

Angela said...

You look very tired in the last picture :)

I have not done a bit of shopping. I moved my cut-off date for orders up so I could squeeze in just one day.

Alexis said...

I couldn't agree more with your list! I only went to one shop & then I decided I'd better do the rest of my shopping online... Babies screaming at the top of their lungs (really, I haven't heard a child scream this way since last time I was on an airplane!), people hogging aisles by putting their shopping carts vertically for no reason, And of course people not looking where/who they're backing up into. I agree on so many points! It would be a much better experience if everyone listened to you so thanks for publishing it :)

Matty said...

Yep, shopping can be a tiring day. Looks like Maggie wants to know what you got for her.

I love Ikea.

Oklahoma Granny said...

Don't parents realize little children get tired? And some just don't care for Santa? I can hardly stand to hear kids cry/scream but at the same time I feel so sorry for them! People who block aisles drive me bonkers too. We were in Walmart the other day in one of the jam packed GROCERY aisles when a woman and her daughter?/friend?/relative? blocked the aisle with their carts going both ways to discuss whether this cute little piece of clothing would fit so-and-so and do you think they'd like it. DUH! Move out of the way ladies, people are trying to get through. Ok, down off my soap box now. I'm glad you had a successful shopping trip.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Amen to NO KIDS SHOPPING. Mine hate it, so Mr. D and I make a date night and get a sitter on a week night and do ALL the shopping in peace and quiet!

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