Yesterday I hit a store and bought presents for my sister and her family. Today I wrapped them. That is about 80% of my presents done. I also have to buy something for my parents, but for them I am doing mail order gift certificates. I am thinking a mixture of Zappos, Pedro's tamales, and movie tickets. Mom loves shoes, and they both love tamales and they go to a movie almost every week.
It feels good to have all that done. I am not the hardcore present shopper that some folks are, but waiting until the last minute has been my modus operandi. I decided to avoid the stress this year. There are enough things in my life that are making me want to snatch myself baldheaded, volunteering for more stress is just stupid.
So, today The Dear Leader died in North Korea. It's been a bad year to be a maniacal dictator! What are the odds that his son/successor will be a smart, thoughtful man who will lead the country into the Century of the Fruitbat, out of poverty and starvation? I'm thinking it doesn't look good for the peasantry.
Jim and I baked more on Saturday. So much fun! I have a PLETHORA of delicious cookies right now, so if you come over for tea, I could serve a dozen types of cookies.
I got a promotion at work today. I'm actually doing the same work I've been doing, but my job title more accurately reflects what I do. There was a small rise in pay, which was nice too. It won't make a huge difference to our bottom line, but it's good to have my abilities/efforts rewarded.