Dreamy December Days Read-a-thon: Day 2

ddd-bannerSunday is always a crazy day filled with motion from the moment I get up, to the time I lay my head down on the pillow at night. After doing three loads of laundry (yuck!), I settled in for a quick breakfast before moving again. I managed to finish Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy. This story is an excellent novel for a pre-teen. The main character is sassy and fun. A young girl will enjoy the humour and the events that take place in the story – my daughter certainly did.

The rest of the day I did not get a chance to read the printed page. I did manage, though, to read some blog posts – though I did not get a chance to catch up on everyone. Part of the day was spent doing some Christmas shopping. I like to get this done early on in the season. I try to avoid the madness of shopping the closer 25th December comes. The crowds, the craziness of people and panic of trying to find the perfect gift at the last minute do not make for a pleasant shopping experience. I would definitely avoid the craziness of the American Black Friday shopping madness:

I definitely prefer shopping quietly knowing what it is that I wish to buy for my loved ones.

Yesterday ended with a yummy supper made by my husband: a curried rib stew. We ate heartily, leaving my husband with a smile on his face.

Have you begun your Christmas shopping? Do you avoid shopping crowds, or do you thrive in its energy? 

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

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21 thoughts on “Dreamy December Days Read-a-thon: Day 2

    1. I ensure my safety by avoiding crazed crowds. I feel for those people who are pushed and injured when all they really want is to buy something at a more affordable price.

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  1. I think I’m just about finished with my shopping. Just a few things left to pick up. I try to do my shopping throughout the year so I don’t end up in the crowds when it gets close to the holidays.

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  2. I avoid all malls all the time! I am not a lover of shopping but I do enjoy purchasing Christmas gifts for friends and family. I usually frequent small shops (we have a first rate independent book store in my town) or buy on line. It makes the experience very special.

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        1. I always buy books for children. My daughters’ friends know what will be given to them for their birthday. And my children now expect me to give them a book for Christmas! 🙂

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  3. I always want to plan ahead, and sometimes get one or two things bought early, but this time of year is so busy for me at work that almost always it’s very last minute and not much fun. But you have reminded me that it’s already December so I’d better try and make some time!

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    1. You are right about the fun part. I know when I am rushing I do not really enjoy the shopping experience – and I am not always sure that I am getting the right gift for a person.

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