Yesterday I never got a chance to create a post. That’s how busy I was. I took off early in the morning and headed out to the stores to do some Christmas shopping. My first stop was the bookstore; a place that I love going to any time of the year. A place that is irresistible to me. When I get in, I have trouble getting back out. It’s like being swallowed up by a black hole. But yesterday I had other places I needed to get to, so eventually I made my way out of there. Reluctantly.
Speaking of Christmas shopping, it’s been quite an ordeal this year. You’d think with a handful of family to shop for, it would be easy. It isn’t. I found it easier to shop for all the young kids that were on my list many moons ago. That was fun. Adults are not as fun. Adults are harder. And it’s been getting worse and worse every year.
I went out early yesterday to avoid any mad rushes and failed miserably. Everyone seemed to have the same idea. People everywhere. Stores packed. Extensive line ups to the cash. Traffic jams galore on major roads. UGH. This is a small city with less than 150,000 people in it and this type of craziness doesn’t happen often. But a week or two before Christmas is one of those times. To top it all off, the weather got wintery-crappy on my way home and the roads were sleek. I hit an ice patch as I was slowing down at a red light and my car started to skid. Toward the car in front of me. Thankfully, I got it under control and everything turned out fine. But I could have done without the few seconds of heart pounding terror. Ah, the perils of winter driving in Canada...
Hey, you know what I love? The Christmas song ‘The First Noel’. And here is a favourite version of it sung by the American country music group Lady Antebellum. Hilary Scott (lead and background vocals) is heard singing. What a voice on this woman. What a voice!
Enjoy the song and the rest of the weekend!