Sunday, December 20, 2009

Only Four Shopping Days Left

It's really just laziness on my part. If I was an organized person, I would have written a list and stuck to it weeks ago. Everything would be done by now and I would be relaxing at home with the ballerinas baking Gingerbread men, watching the Christmas specials, and sipping hot cocoa. That's not how I roll, though. Nope, just can't do it. So, here I sit with only four days left until Christmas and I have no idea what I still need.

I'm not sure why, but I can't be that organized. When I do make a list and follow it, I usually feel pretty damn proud of myself. Most of the time, if I take the time to write out a list, I wind up leaving it at home and flying by the seat of my pants anyway so that feeling of accomplishment is rare.

I guess I'm just wired differently. By the time Christmas rolls around, I will have made 23 trips to Target (22 of them in search of the same item that I kept forgetting), 9 trips to Borders, 12 trips to Michael's, and wandered aimlessly through the mall for a good 10-12 hours without a clue what I needed.

I've tried to be more efficient with my time. Instead of hitting the gym, I've been counting these excessive outings as my cardio these past few weeks. I see those people walking the malls. That's what they call it. I figured I'd give it a whirl. Guess what? It's not working. Maybe I wasn't dressed properly? In all fairness, I wasn't wearing my Easy Striders, stretchy pants and my I Love My Beagle t-shirt so I wasn't giving it a real college try. Again, just pure laziness.

So, for the next few days, I will continue running walking around the stores guessing at what I still need, freaking out on the ballerinas when they tell me for the 24th time that they can't brush their teeth because they have no toothpaste (back to Target), and praying that come Christmas morning all the presents will have been remembered, wrapped and made their way under the tree.

And, then hopefully I'll be able to get back to this blogging gig more regularly again.

What Am I Going to Be When I Grow Up?
  • professional organizer
  • fitness expert
  • thin


Lisa and Laura said...

Ok, that list is one of the funniest things I've read all week. And for the record, if I had a similar list I'd have a big fat line through, interior decorator, supermodel, and a person who regularly changes out of yoga pants.

Anonymous said...

I just heard that some online sites are offering free expedited shipping because of all the people snowed in up north. So, maybe you don't have to loop the mall again... Merry Christmas, blog buddy.

Corey Schwartz said...

Ha ha. Kim, you should try switching to Hannukah. You have eight nights in which to give your gifts, so you can just shop for like one a day :)

Kim said...

Lila - hehe..yeah, no Super model or Victoria's Secret modeling for me either.

Fawn - I snagged a free overnight shipping for an important gift. Thanks for the tip. Merry Christmas to you, too!

Corey- Believe it or not, I'm half Jewish. As a child I celebrated both, but didn't get presents all 8 nights. We always got a squat, full tree and called it a "Hanukkah bush".