Monday, December 10, 2007

Shopping and Icy weather

This whole weekend was spent shopping pretty much.

My family does a gift exchange where you bring a gift for a female if you are a female and a male if you are a male. We limit it to $25. We pick numbers and as your number comes up you can pick a gift from the pile. It's actually pretty fun. Swapping is optional; if you see something you would rather have you can swap if the other person is willing.

This year I bought a huge (2 million candle power or something like that) rechargeable flashlight for the male part of the gift. Rich was practically drooling when he saw it so I guess I am going to have to get him one too! For the female portion I got a wooden box with assorted teas in it and a huge mug. I think I did good and hopefully whoever gets our gifts will like them.

I got approximately 2/3 of the shopping done. It wasn't too busy or crazy. I tried to get out early enough to beat the crowds.

Marie and I went to breakfast and then to the jewelry store in town. I wanted to see if I could get my diamond from my engagement ring set into a pendant. Unfortunately, gold is at about $800 a ounce so it would be too expensive right now. That's OK. I'm not in any rush.

The streets in my subdivision were a solid sheet of ice this morning. Driving out I never touched the gas pedal, just idled all the way. Once I got on the main streets they were fine. They are supposed to be bad tomorrow morning too. I am supposed to go and get blood drawn for a A1C test but I may cancel. It's too far to drive in crappy weather.


red tin heart said...

It sounds like you did great on both gifts. The cluster is little snowmen faces. xoxo Nita

Junebug said...

That's a good idea on the gift exchange. My sister-in-law mentioned us drawing names and I was trying to figure out how that would work.