It happens every year.
Right when I think I'm ready for Christmas, I get that inkling feeling. That "are you sure you have everything?" feeling. And this feeling usually results in a last minute shopping splurge.
So this morning Ironman were leaving the courthouse after paying our property taxes and that feeling overcame me.
We headed straight to Best Buy. I just didn't think I had everything. I just felt like I needed one more gift for I.T. girl. I listed the gifts I had wrapped and hidden for The Engineer and The Dancer Girl. I told Ironman I just wanted to get I.T. girl one more gift. Something she won't expect. Just something. I wasn't sure what. He suggested a NOOK. But no, that didn't sound right. She does read so, so much but she has never mentioned wanting a NOOK or a KINDLE. In fact, she's listed many reasons she was not interested in either one .
Her favorite store? Best Buy. So we headed through the traffic toward the strip mall.
Stepping into the store I couldn't help but notice the long, long line of customers waiting to check out. I did a quick scan of the store - seeing as I've been inside this store maybe 5 times - to zero in on the department I was going to peruse. If didn't take long for me to spot an item I know she'll enjoy and be surprised that Santa delivered. The sales associates I spoke with were relaxed and helpful. And everything was in stock.
In fact, standing in line to check out I noticed a woman behind me holding a Wii. Wow! I can remember when you couldn't find a Wii anytime past October 31. And there she was purchasing one on December 23.
I also noticed the $4.99 bin of Cds. I picked up a Lionel Richie CD. "Poor Lionel. You're in the cheap bin!" I said laughing. But then I picked up another - Aerosmith. Another - Three Dog Night. OH MY GOSH! I picked up one CD after another from this bin and they were all bands and music we knew. Harry Chapin, Bread, America - CDs thrown in the cheap bin right there next to Elvis sings Hawaiian. I should have bought them all. I think I'll go back next week and choose a couple of them.
Leaving the store it was noticeable that in just that short time the temperature outside had dropped and the wind had picked up. I was glad to be going home to a warm house.