In the afternoon, daughter and I went to one of the malls to shop. We had three shops we wanted to go to for our gifts and daughter wanted to shop for some clothes for herself at one of them. We spent about 2 1/2 hours shopping and that included the time daughter took to try out some clothes. I was getting tired by the end of that time, so we decided to come home. I bought gifts for almost all the people on my list; I just need to get a couple of gift cards and I'll be done.
In the evening, daughter went out to dinner with some of her friends from middle school and high school for their annual holiday get together. They started doing this when they were in high school - back then, it was a pot luck lunch at school, with each one bringing a dish. Then, when they went to college, it was a pot luck lunch at our house. In 2015, when I had started my chemo treatments, they decided to go out to dinner, instead, because they didn't want to disturb me, and they have continued to do the dinner, since then.
I rested in the evening, replied to blog comments, and caught up on a few blogs. One of my cousins called and we chatted for a bit. Later, my aunt called too, and we chatted.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Going shopping with my daughter
- Getting the majority of my holiday shopping done
- Good sales
- Daughter being able to get together with her friends
- Family calling to check on me
Plans for tomorrow include taking the car for a service in the morning and maybe a bit more shopping in the afternoon? I need to buy the gift cards and some tissue paper. I know daughter has plans to go out with some of her friends tomorrow evening, too. So maybe I'll start wrapping and bagging up gifts in the evening.
|Dancer modeling the hat I knitted for my friend's daughters' new puppy