My wife and I went out and braved the unwashed masses yesterday to get our Christmas™ shopping done.
While we didn’t get it all done, we did manage to make a major impact into our list.
I can’t exactly go into details on what I purchased (as many a family member reads this blog), but I can say that I spent a lot of money. So much, in fact, that it triggered an alarm at my bank.
When we got home, there was a message on the answering machine, asking me to call the bank. According to the message, there was suspicious activity on my account and they wanted to verify that it was me. I guess that happens when you never leave the house and only make a few purchases per month.
Of course, I called them and verified the charges (they were all me). It would have been fun to say that I didn’t make any of them, but then again, that would have probably ended badly for me, so I was honest.
As for the shopping itself, I did pick up a few items that we’ren’t gifts: a set of spring form pans for baking cheese cakes, a 2 quart sauce pan (I desperately needed a second one), and a few other items for the kitchen. Yes… I’m very damn domestic.