It is the second day of December. 22 more shopping days till Christmas. We have a skiff of snow..not enough to cover up the grass. We have had some real frosty mornings.
Usually we have lots of snow by now..It is hard to get into the shopping mood without three feet of snow and the wind blowing and temperatures below zero.
So I am not in the shopping mood yet. I am not sure when or if the mood will strike me..guess I will just wait around and see what happens. I have 22 days..that is over three weeks!! Certainly within the next three weeks I will be in the mood to shop for an hour or two. Maybe.
I guess everyone has a list someplace on some web site..not sure how to find it..I suppose I should figure that out first. I was there once and couldn’t find anyone's “stuff.”
I never gave my Grandmother a list. I usually got one gift from Grandma and Grandpa because I was their God Child ( they renounced the devil and all his wicked works and ways for me when I was an infant at my baptism.) The other grandkids didn’t get anything. They got a gift when they were born.
Sometimes I got a pair of flannel pajamas from them..warm and cozy for the long winter. Or a hat and a scarf that matched..or mittens. When I got older, I got Corning Ware..and much later in life..Grandma would say, “Pick out a couple of my pretty dishes to take with you.”
My baby brother and I would mark up the Wish Book that came in the Fall. We would circle all the treasures we wanted, and dream about what would be under the tree for us. The Wish Book was good for many hours of entertainment. We used to save them from one year to the next so we wouldn’t have to share the same book. I suppose the Wish Book was our way of making a list. We may have made a list of the most important things we wanted and tucked it into the Wish Book.
I suppose Amazon or wherever those lists are must be the equivalent of a Wish Book..however sometimes I would just like to feel the paper between my fingers as I turn the pages. Of course that makes me “Old Fashioned.” Sometimes the Grands say “Grandma, you just have to get with it.” :)