Hi everyone! So, Christmas is coming up pretty fast. Last night Mary and I went our seperate ways to tackle some shopping. I was a man on a mission -- I knew exactly where I was going and I had lots of really great ideas for Mary. My determination wained after spending nearly 15 minutes driving around a parking lot which was definitely full to capacity, and another 30 minutes in line at a store that will remain nameless. The next place I went to was another parking nightmare, where one of the gift ideas I was most excited about proved impossible. A few more trips were made, but overall, several of my GREAT ideas were shot down. I did manage to pick up a couple of really awesome gifts that I am super excited about, but for the most part, I came home pretty discouraged and frustrated.
Mary got home about a half hour later. She apparently had a much more successful evening. She was so excited that she wanted to wrap all of my presents. I went to bed around 1:00 and she was up for another hour and a half. This morning there was a small mountain of gifts with my name on them under our small Christmas tree. I didn't get an exact count, but there were approximately 3 billion. Now don't get me wrong, because I am extremely excited about all those presents. It does, however, put the pressure on me to come up with some new ideas to replace the ones that aren't going to work out. Therefore, if anyone has some good ideas for me, please e-mail me seperately at firstname.lastname@example.org . I'd appreciate ANY ideas you guys might come up with. Thanks family, and Happy Holidays everyone!!