There's really just two people left on my Christmas list - and they are the hardest to know what to get for them.
One of them is my mother ... what do you get a women who has enough discretionary funds to buy what she wants when she wants it, says "I can't think of anything I want" when you ask what to get, and in the next breath says "don't get me any gift cards, I still have some left from last year." Sheesh! I do have one idea (sorry, can't post it here, since mom checks the blog occaisionally), so I'm heading out to do a little more shopping tonight.
On the upside ... all the gifts I have to ship have been sent out - so that's an improvement for me. In years past, I'm shipping Priority on Dec 23rd so it arrives on Christmas eve. Since Christmas and New Years fall on a Tuesday, I'm taking Christmas Eve, and New Years Eve off from work. I hate when a holiday falls in the middle of the week like that (work a day, off a day, work the rest of the week sort of thing). I'm really looking forward to it.
I bought some TX lottery tickets when I was there since the jackpot was 163 million - guess what - 2 people won ... but they weren't me. I didn't even have 1 number. I bought for multiple draws, so I'm still playing, but the pot has started over at 12 Million. One can dream! I've also bought some of the Florida Millionaire Raffle tickets, and because Florida's lottery is high right now (47 million), I'm in a pool with 9 others from work - we each put in $20.00 so that's 200 chances. You can't win if you don't play is what I always say.