As of this morning…
…Christmas shopping COMPLETE!
I spent a very full day at the mall yesterday, with Nicole and Mom, but found absolutely nothing (except some basic essential stuff for me…how does this always happen?)
So, this morning I went online and finished the rest of my Christmas shopping within 5 minutes (I love modern technology!)
I’m not gonna lie.
I feel pretty darn proud of myself.
Especially considering the fact that I’m usually that last minute girl who’s scrambling around on Christmas Eve, trying to find the “perfect” gift. It’s a sad state and I promised myself that this wouldn’t become me this year.
So I decided to just have fun during yesterday’s trip.
No big purchases.
No last minute scrambling.
All of a suddenly, I experienced the known joy of a non-procastinator. Don’t smirk or laugh. This a completely new feeling for me. 😉
I found myself in this happy non-procastinator state of mind and just enjoyed the day. Shopping with two lovely ladies. Walking around the mall. Dining at the Cheesecake Factory (thanks, mom!)
I ordered the Mexican Chicken Lettuce Wrap Tacos off the Lunch Menu.
And helped myself to their deliciously hot and crispy sweet bread.
Honestly, I’m not sure I’d order the lettuce wraps again. They were good but I would have doctored them a little. They needed some cheese. And rice. And beans. The avocado and spicy fresh salsa were nice touches, but not enough to make me swoon with delight. 😉
Still tasty though, and they still hit the spot.
Favorite dining companions.
Before heading home, we finished off the day at Red Mango.
I ordered a small vanilla with blueberries, pineapple and strawberries (amazing.)
I guess you could call it an unsuccessful shopping trip, since I didn’t buy anything.
You could call it very successful. Because I spent the day with two lovely ladies, ate at the Cheesecake Factory, ate my fill of frozen yogurt (and a peppermint mocha latte at the ‘bucks) and then completed my Christmas shopping this morning.
I’d call that successful.
QUESTION: Are you a last minute shopper for gifts or do you plan ahead? This is totally new for me to plan ahead, but I’m liking it. I was actually able to put some thought into each gift instead of freaking out at the very last minute. 😉