So this morning I set out, ready to brave the Christmas Eve Day traffic and insane amounts of people at the mall (gasp) doing their last minute shopping. I set my jaw and ventured forward as only a determined woman could do.
And met - hardly anyone.
It was weird. The roads were almost empty of people and I was on the busiest intersection in America. It was great. I almost wish I would have waited to do all my Christmas shopping until this morning. Almost.
At the mall I dropped off the presents for the Angel Tree, shown below. And there I met a woman whose husband has been in Iraq for 3 1/2 years. This will be their fourth Christmas apart. Kind of scary and sad all at the same time. She was really sweet and told about her book that's coming out in January on their perspective with the war (he's a contractor - not military). So I wrote it down and I'll read it when it comes out and maybe write a review here.
But here, as promised, is the picture of the toys I got with $128 dollars that we collected. I think I did fairly well in shopping. It's tough when there isn't a specific list. What do you think?
And here's a tiny sock made especially for me by Angela at Fluid Pudding. She's so awesome. And how cute is this sock? I love it!!! I think I'm going to keep it hanging up all year long.