I was going to post another Christmas short story collection today, but I got caught by the season and calendar. I finally had to do as much of my shopping as I could. I spent 5 hours, went to 11 establishments, bought a few things.
The problem with shopping for gifts this time of year, perhaps any time of year, is I never know what to get people. My wife is the most difficult one to figure out. (She says the same thing about me) Since she pretty much buys what she needs as she goes, and also things she wants, it leaves me trying to guess what she might not need, or really want enough to buy for herself, but will still like as a gift. It’s a heck of a lot harder than it sounds, as many of you already know.
I was partially successful. I got a couple of things that I already know were impulse choices and may have to go back. Or I can stick them in a stocking. Or something.
Though it seems everyone is having a sale right now, the things I was attracted to somehow didn’t have a “sale” sticker on them. About half of what I bought was on sale, somehow it always seems the stuff I want is full price.
So I’ll have to go out shopping again. Maybe if I made a list it would go better, but how can I make a list when I don’t know what I’m shopping for?