When I woke up this morning I really had no intention of going out to the shops, but I changed my mind while eating breakfast. A woman is allowed to do that!
I visited one department store with the idea of having a look at what was available for Christmas presents for my grandchildren, and ended up buying almost everything I wanted. A visit to the supermarket and I have completed my shopping, except for wrapping paper.
|This beautiful tree was erected in downtown Flagstaff, AZ, for Xmas 2018|
I purchased nothing very expensive, just a few little things that hopefully will add joy to the day and not pander to avarice (it saddens me that so many folk seem to place more importance on getting than giving).
I gave up buying expensive presents many many years ago (in fact, for several years I never even observed Christmas), and still feel that too much emphasis is put on the commercial side of what is really meant to be a religious festival.
I also bought a small artificial Christmas tree for my room and will decorate that in the next few weeks.
Have a happy day 😊