Only Six Shopping Days Left: The Third Blog of Christmas
This year I still have Christmas shopping to do. A lot of it! It's frustrating because I like to finish at least a week before Christmas, but events conspired against me this month. Oh well. It is what it is. Yesterday, I rushed to the post office to mail my daughter's Christmas presents to California. She's not coming home this year, which makes me sad, but I wanted to be sure that her presents got to her in time. Normally, I send them UPS and let them do the packing for me, but this year Heidi explained that the UPS package pick-up spot is a long way from where she lives. She asked me to use the US postal service. Ugh! The line ran through the door when I got there, gifts in tow. At home, I could not find a suitable shipping box, so I needed to find a box there. Of course, none of the often-advertised flat-rate boxes fit, so I had to go with something a little more pricey. As I struggled to find the right box, I discovered the true nature of this season.