Despite the fact I will be spending Christmas with my parents in their new home in Mississippi, I decided to put up some Christmas Cheer.
This required going to two storage places (Friends #1 and Friends #2) to get my ornaments. Made for a great day–brunch with some of my bestest buddies here in CH, then off to
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THE MALL on the SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
Though I was truly terrified, it wasn’t so bad. I car-stalked some shoppers and got a great spot. 1 hour later I had the only purchase I needed-a gift for my sister.
Off the the country to get my tree. It always surprises me how close to the country I really am, here. I drive 30 seconds in one direction and suddenly I’m surrounded by one-hundred year old farmhouses tucked into rolling hills. For a few moments I long for the Walden-like solitude the people who live here must have.
Yet they, too, can drive 10 minutes away and reach Walmart. God Bless America.
Dusty ornaments in hand, I came back home to put up my tree.test Filed under Genteel Home | Comment (0)