1. I have finished my Christmas shopping. Both gifts and groceries. I can not express how happy that makes me. The shopping experience isn't over yet though. Today, my husband and I are going on our annual 'Christmas shopping ordeal.' The tradition started when the kids were young. Grandma would keep the kids overnight and Mike and I would spend the day shopping and having an adults only, child-free, alcohol fueled meal somewhere. It was great fun. Over the years, the day has morphed into lunch and my husband starting his Christmas shopping. Yes, starting! he's starting his shopping on December 21st. It makes me insane. The day usually ends with a big argument and me sitting in a food court reading while Mike wanders aimlessly around the mall muttering about not knowing what to buy, how much things cost and how empty the stores are. It's sort of miserable, but it's also our tradition. And of course, the holier-than-thou martyr in me enjoys the misery just a tiny bit.
2. I was at the grocery store yesterday buying everything we could possibly need to see us through Christmas. Just so I wouldn't have to make another trip, I even bought an entire basil plant instead of the few sprigs that were needed for a Christmas Day dish. While wandering the vegetable section I noticed a gigantic bag of carrots. Craziest thing I've ever seen. Twenty five pounds of carrots for $19.99. Who in the world needs 25 pounds of carrots at one time? I really, really wish I'd taken a photo.
3. I've finished knitting a few things. I finished One For the Books, the Strickplaner cover. I'm not crazy about the way the self striping yarn striped but it's a knitted book cover that fits! I'm in total awe of this pattern. I've also finished a pair of fingerless mitts and a striped cowl. Now I just need to come up with a #ChristmasEveCastOn project.
Wishing you all a merry Christmas and joining up with Carole's Three on Thursday link-up.