Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Holiday shopping cheer


I have what little shopping I needed to do done. It’s even wrapped and shipped.

I am not doing Christmas dinner this year, so I don’t have to make those last minute frantic trips back to the grocery store for things I’ve forgotten. If I’ve forgotten it this year we just won’t eat it.

Katie is not demanding anything specific for the holiday, unless you count her perpetual demands of park visits. But that’s not really holiday related.

Looking for holiday cheer I decided to do my daily walk up at the mall these last two mornings. What better place to people watch and listen to Christmas music all at the same time?

Especially when I didn’t have anything specific I just had to buy.

So I wandered around and snapped pictures of things I thought were pretty or fun or interesting.

And by the time I left I felt better about the whole holiday thing, and grateful that I don’t have anything left to accomplish except a holiday nap.

We wish all of you an equally peaceful, happy and contented holiday!

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

7 thoughts on “Holiday shopping cheer

  1. The Christmas displays can be enchanting when you’re not consumed with a need to find the “perfect” gifts! Relax and enjoy!

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  2. Your mall really gets into the spirit of the holidays! Glad you’re finished with the work and can take time to relax and enjoy — Merry Christmas to all of you!


  3. I just finished making some of those caramel apples, except I made mine with grapes. Sweet, yummy, juicy, and no cores.

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  4. Also perfect size for little hands.


  5. A nice, relaxing time … what a great idea. Happy holidays to everyone!


  6. Good idea to go and enjoy the displays when you don’t have to fight the crowds and shop!

    I usually avoid the mall like the plague this time of year, but had to get a gift card for my niece at a mall shop. Luckily the store has an exterior entrance and shops are open until 10 pm for holiday shopping. I went at 9:30 pm, found close parking, and breezed in and back out again!


  7. sounds pretty perfect to me!


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