I seriously enjoy Christmas shopping. I don’t know how many people can say that, but I do. I like picking out gifts for people, wrapping them, writing Christmas Cards… the whole shebang.
Since I am leaving for Germany inÂ 7 (!) days, I tried to do most of my Christmas shopping last weekend. I hadn’t been shopping, I mean, REAL shopping, in a long time and therefore it was also a little bit of shopping for myself as well. Call it an early Christmas gift from my sweet husband – because he likes to send me on a shopping spree every once in a while. Apparently, he thinks that I am a very “weird” woman for not spending every spare penny on new clothes ;)
We went to the Outlets on Saturday. You gotta love the Outlets :) and you know what? It wasn’t even half as busy as I had expected it two beÂ twoÂ weeks before Christmas. We found two pretty dresses – one of which I will wear for my godson’s baptism. Hopefully it isn’t too cold for that in Germany.
We also went to le Target (!) where I wanted to buy a flat iron – preferrably a dual voltage one that I can take to Germany. Luckily, they had quite a few to chose from that said “dual voltage” on the back of the package! Great! I just wanted to make sure that this information on the package really meant that I could use it in Germany without a converter, so I asked three (!) employees if they could help me with this product. You can probably guess thatÂ NONE of them had a clue what I was talking about and the most useful answer that I received was that I could return it, if itÂ doesn’t work in Europe. Competent people, eh? The booklet inside did assure me finally that the flat iron would indeed work in Europe with a regular power adapter, so all is good.
We moved on to my favorite store in the world, Michaels, and also stopped at Nordstrom’s Rack.
J’s needs of shopping were definitely satisfied by our shopping tour on Saturday. Thus, I went to the Mall by myself on Sunday. I have to say that I enjoy shopping by myself and I had a fabulous day :) I got quite a few Christmas gifts [that I obviously can’t post here :)] and some nice stuff for myself… I bought a pair of jeans, a sweater, a belt, a purse, two long sleeve-shirts and a very nice top. I also got my make up done at Sephora‘s. It’s the first time I’ve ever done this, but it was fun and consequently I went a little crazy in the store afterwards. I don’t know if I have ever purchased that much make-up in one store visit.
Oh well :)
Besides a few things that I, or rather my sister!,Â will get in Germany, I think I am pretty much done with the Christmas shopping madness. How about you?