I have, however, been able to spend some of that former "running time" doing some other things, including discovering a great new building store.
I know, who I am? A new building store? Yep, just said that.
I've become so domesticated that soon I'll be driving around with those family decals on the back window of my mini-van. You know the ones I mean:
Except that mine would look more like this, in all likelihood:
|That's more like it!|
Today's particular building store was newly opened, and so had just a few items. But it was definitely worth the trip. It was the "Restore" of Habitat for Humanity. They sell donated items, some appliances, building materials and the like. So not only are things cheap, but the proceeds go toward building more homes for the underprivileged. Win-win.
We got some oak lumber and a brand new lamp for the grand total of $10, which I call a success. To reward ourselves, we headed to Starbucks. Starbucks for me is ridiculously exciting. Once a month or so I get something there, so sadly it's kind of a big deal for me. Today I had my first Christmas drink, a peppermint skinny mocha, while I got some work done on the computer.
After an hour or so I was ready for some more food, so I decided to see what they had, meal-wise. I hardly ever get something to eat at Starbucks, and if I do, it's dessert. But today I got one of their boxed meals, and it was delicious. Hummus, pita bread, roasted chicken breast and raw veggies.
Not the most filling meal in the world, but something nice to last until I got home.
I find it mildly amusing to see how riled up people get about the whole idea of decorating/shopping for Christmas too early. I mean, I get it. It's weird that stores are decked out pre-Halloween for Christmas. But I guess....to each their own? I won't even consider buying presents until the first week of December, and maybe decorate two weeks in. But Christmas themed drinks and candies? Sign me up ASAP.
What's the verdict? When do you think Christmas should start being celebrated?
If my opinion would make a difference (and, um...it doesn't) - then I would say December 1st. Just because.
When you see family decals on the back of a car, do you:
a) Think, "aww, how cute!"
b) Think, "So glad I don't have 6 kids and a dog!"
c) Wish you had a super cool mini van like them.
Ha, it's b! Kids are lovely, but the stickers truly crack me up. Come back to me in 10 years when I am a soccer mom and ask again, I may have changed my mind.
Oh! Starbucks has a deal where from November 17-20th (from 2-5pm) it's buy one Christmas drink, get one free. So make someone buy one and then get a free one for yourself. Tis the season for giving, after all.