Too much traffic heading out of the city, we had to go through Jersey to get gas and save 60 cents a gallon. I could smell the Target right outside the Holland Tunnel but I could not go in, we were on a tight schedule as my spouse had to work on his 1st day of vacation, only the third year in a row he loses a day cause he is already carrying over the maximum allowed – I am sure there is a psychosis related to that.
We had a nosh and then hit the gifts. The adults do a grab bag, I had used miles to buy a steak dinner but my spouse is too home bound to go out with me, it is no reflection on me (no denial here, I double checked), so I gave great Morton’s gift certificates for our grab bag and grandparent gifts – I am so awesome! All the kids did pretty well, I can not by dolls for the 3 nieces that seem to still be of doll age, I buy games which I do not think anyone plays anymore, but if you refer back to early posts, I saved a bundle on these items!
MY sister -in-law had me in the grab bag and I got a Target gift card, the PERFECT gift for me, but here’s the thing, I knew from the handwriting it was from my mother-in-law and secondly, she misspelled her own daughters name on the card! I love this family! I got a great gift so I am not complaining, of course there is no amount written so I will have to check that on-line when I finish with all of you, my on-line fan community!
My son got some great gifts for his DS, some really cool accessories, he was very excited, and he opened them before I could hide them to return so I could have an extra credit at Toysrus! Greedy guy that I am! The other gifts looked like they had been purchased from a flea market, I wouldn’t even know where to return them to! They were old-fashioned things from the 60’s and 70’s, just an odd collection of items but all have already been opened and played with so I guess I shouldn’t be so judgemental – yeah right! That’s what i do for a living!
The food was good, the Italians eat a massive fish dinner, someone told me there should be 7 different kinds, I lost count cause some of the items were unrecognizable to me. But I am not hungry so I guess I foraged well enough!
Check back tomorrow for my Xmas day update, it will be much more subdued, there will be 6 of us. Today there were 30. I hope the TV’s are working for Mr. Scrooge, aka., me!