Well, I managed to get all my adopt-a-family shopping done in one fell swoop.
And I managed to do it without calling anyone a dirty name or losing my patience.
And I think I did pretty good by 'em.
I got the boy (2 1/2 years old) three good toys, including a learning toy thing, a airport set and a wooden train set. He also gets the dinosaur pajamas and three outfits.
For the mom I got a couple sweaters, a perfume set and a soft, fleece robe.
I did all the shopping Sunday and wrapped it up and delivered it Monday.
It looks like a pretty decent haul, huh?
Now all I need to do is find a small gift for my nephew and I am done.
It really felt good to get all the gifts wrapped and delivered. I'm not sure it put me more in the holiday mood. I mean, I still have no inclination to make Christmas cookies (which is odd for me), but it did leave me with a very good feeling.
Oh and I got a gift for my sister's birthday, which is today.
I cannot say what it is yet because I probably won't see her until Christmas and she read this. So I don't want to give away the surprise. But it is pretty cool. I think she will love it.
That pretty much was my weekend. It was a good mix of chores and laziness.
Oh and I made dinner for the manfriend last night:
Napa cabbage slaw with a sweet, tangy sesame dressing
Mashed potatoes with a hint of wasabi and sour cream
Grilled pork tenderloin marinated in ponzu, honey, five spice, chili paste and sesame oil.
And yeah, I grilled it outside on the barbecue. It was pretty nice yesterday, so I figured what the heck, I will barbecue.
Another reason to love California: barbecue in December.