I can’t believe we’re halfway through October already. Seriously y’all… my birthday was a whole month ago. It feels like that was just last week. What is it about the last few months of the year that makes them go by so fast!? – Probably because they are my favorite. Pfft.
If you’re following along (shame on you if you aren’t!), there was no Wednesday Wrap Up last week. Instead, I brought to you a couple of blog posts about Narcolepsy to help explain why my posting may become a bit erratic. Last week in particular, I was working a lot of hours that my body simply isn’t used to and that threw me way, way off. This week, I am on my normal work schedule (weird how good that feels) but it will probably change again soon because holiday shopping has officially started.
Seriously. I’m not kidding. I am all for buying Christmas gifts early. In fact, I think everyone should plan ahead because it’s far less stressful on themselves… and the retail employees. But for some reason, people get UGLY about it. And that’s how my week has been. There’s this ever so slight bit of arrogance and entitlement in the air. Smells like Christmas in Charleston. *Sigh*
Speaking of Christmas…
I bought a couple of gifts for Jeremy already. Sorry, I can’t tell you what they are because he reads my blog like the good boyfriend that he is. I spent about $70 so far and I would like to buy at least one more gift for him. It’s our first Christmas together and I want it to be special.
I ordered 2 gifts for my best friend Keegan as well. I happened to catch a sale for a particular set of items I knew he would love over at Zulily.com. Have you ever bought anything from there?
I have had an account with them for over a year and never have. The prices are great… but after I ordered, I understood why. Shipping takes FOREVER! I made my purchase on October 3rd and I still do not have the items. Apparently they take my order and then they have to order the item themselves, get the item to their warehouse and then send it to me. Blah. I am a very NOW kind of gal. But I guess it’s worth it so long as it’s here before Christmas, right? If you happen to check out Zulily.com, keep that in mind before ordering. Expect shipping to take 2-3 weeks.
On the other hand, for fast shipping… Check out Amazon.com. They are currently offer a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime (ya know, assuming you don’t already have it). It boasts 2 day shipping on most items so I am trying it out. I figure, I’m finishing my Christmas shopping in the next 30 days anyways, so why not?
So that’s what’s been going on this week when I wasn’t here. Sleep, Christmas shopping. Have you started your shopping yet?