There is something to be said about arriving back in Newfoundland with virtually none of your Christmas shopping started. And the thing to be said about it is that it is a very, very bad idea. Yes, coming back to Newfoundland was sort of the plan for the shopping, rather than trying to do it online. Plus, the last couple of months have been a bit frantic. We've had a few other things on our minds other than trying to do Christmas shopping.
However, after a few frantic days plowing through malls, big box lands and downtown, we're done. Thank god.
It's a lot different than last year, when we both went a little bit crazy. I don't have a job (although things are starting to look promising on that front) and we've just bought a house. So that's meant knowing when to stop with the shopping. I wish I could keep going. I like buying gifts for my wife. Especially this year, when I want to buy many things for my lovely wife to say thanks for everything she's had to put up with the last few months. But for now, restraint. Besides, Christmas is more than just gifts and she knows this.
In the meantime, feel free to drop a line in the comments section to wish Cathy a happy birthday. Her birthday is Christmas Eve. I already have a gift for her, wrapped in the appropriate wrap. But I'm sure she'd love to hear from you all. She's the silent partner on the blog, but she always reads it, reads the comments and reads many of the northern blogs. So here's your chance to go and say nice things about her.