Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Shopping DONE

I left the house this morning at 8.15 AM and was back at 10.30 AM. I hope I bought the right gifts but only Christmas will tell.
On the way I stopped at Farmer's Market to buy some bananas and oranges. The oranges are still a bit too sour. If they come from California they should not be ripe yet. I remember going orange picking after New-year. I hope they will be as nice as they were last year.
I like doing my Christmas shopping at Walmart because both girls have one close by. If I chose an obscure shop they cannot exchange gifts.
I also bought a DVD player for the TV downstairs. We record all kinds of programs upstairs and it is colder there so now we can sit in our "cozy room" to watch those DVDs.
On the way home I stopped at Country Grocer to take pictures of the beautiful display of gingerbread houses. A lady in the bakery bakes those every year. The display is absolutely stunning. After Christmas I believe they will be donated to a rest home. Have a look at some of them:

When I got home I sorted out all the gifts. All of a sudden I realized that my DVD player was not there. Right away I knew what had happened. I had so many bags that I forgot about that one. Grrrrrrr I phoned Walmart and the player was at the service desk. Needless to say I was very happy and as soon as we had lunch I went back to get it. Early this morning the roads and the stores were nearly empty but this afternoon everything was crowded. I am sure glad I did my shopping this morning. I try to do that most of the time because I hate crowds.
Connecting the player was a real learning curve but I think I did it correctly.
Time to watch the News.
Good bye everybody


  1. I think connecting anything electronic these days is a real learning curve. Seems a lot more complicated now than it used to be.

  2. Oh Cousin How can anyone lose a DVD player ? I would start to read up about memory loss if that happend to me . But your lucky to have youth on your side and a store that saved it for you , Over here in U.K some lowlife would have nicked it from the store if they saw you leave it Eddie x