Every few years, I get up when it’s still dark, and head out to look for gift wrap and other supplies. Last year I slept in, probably the year before that too, but this morning the traffic sounds were too compelling. A family member was forced to go with me.
We didn’t make it out the door quite as early as I’d hoped, but this was a positive since it meant we wouldn’t be standing in lines. Surprisingly, the crowd at Target was sparse. The last time I did this, I waited in a cold but very congenial crowd who huddled close for warmth. Either the shoppers got in and out very fast, or people just weren’t interested this year. Lots of stuff left, so much that I didn’t have to go to the Hallmark store.