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Tuesday, December 20, 2005
At last, our mad-dash to finish Christmas shopping is over. Since I was gone all of November and then away for most of the past two weeks, T and I have really struggled to get everything done. But done we are, and wrapped, too. Hurray!
This is one time of the year I am thankful I drive a minivan. (I never, ever thought I would utter that phrase, but there it is. Fortunately I still have my cute little Volkswagen in the garage, but T gets to drive his clients around in it and I only drive it on weekends when I'm out alone. Grr.) After I pile in all of the presents I have to load two huge suitcases, diapers (because ST is still convinced that using diapers is the thing to do), Christmas cookies, the portable DVD player in case ST becomes intolerable on our 9-hour trek north tomorrow, pillows, and a cooler full of healthy snacks and cold water so we're not tempted to stop and eat greasy fast food. Last year, before we bought the van (a Honda Odyssey, so not totally uncool) we made the trip in the Volkswagen. Never again.