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Christmas Shopping has begun!

Kaitlin and I did some Christmas shopping today. She had the day off, and Corby had to work. So, after our regular Saturday morning visit with mom, off we went. There were a LOT of folks out shopping today. I guess everyone else thought the first weekend in November was a good time to get some shopping done. Bath and Body Works, one our our favorite stores, was super crowded. Of course, they were having a great sale!

Hit the used bookstore to stock up on some reading. Read a Nicholas Sparks book last week, and picked up a few more of his books. We also got our grocery shopping done and made a trip to Sam's. They were handing out holiday catalogs as you walk in the door. I found what I want for Christmas! A $15,000 diamond sapphire ring from Sam's! But alas, Corby laughed at me when I told him! Okay, I want to know - who would truly spend $15,000 on a ring from Sam's Club?

Current music: My I-Pod is on shuffle. I've been hearing Christmas music, Bon Jovi, Theory of a Deadman, Barbra Streisand, Pink, etc.

And in honor of Tuesday's election (YES WE CAN!) here is today's quote: "Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime." -- Adlai E. Stevenson


Cowgirl said…
what nicholas sparks did you read last weekend? sorry if you posted about it... i don't get on and read the blogs near as much as i used to... and it takes forever to read to catch up. :(
Linda J said…
It was The Rescue. I bought 4 of his books at the used bookstore. Already started The Notebook. Have you read his books?

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