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Annual Christmas Shopping with Uncle Jim and Dinner at Mac and Walt’s

At Mac and Walts
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For the past couple of years I have been fortunate to be home to get to go on the annual Christmas shopping trip with Uncle Jim, Allison and the kids. Uncle Jim comes into town and does his Christmas and birthday shopping for his Great-Nieces and Nephews. For a few years I have not been able to go because the trip would be on a weekend. Luckily, this year and last it was during the week and I could go along.

We went to Kohls over at Mansfield Crossing. This is a good place because it has so many things in one location. They also do some decent toy packages. The prices are marked up but then they are on crazy sales so it ends up working out okay. The kids picked out a birthday and a Christmas gift each and then one that they could share. This year the sharing gift was some Rose Art Color Blanks of animals with designs, sort of like the Mexican spirit animals from Coco. They both loved Coco so this was a natural fit for them. They even agreed on how best to divy up the animals in the package.

After our shopping we took Jim over to Mac and Walt’s for dinner. He took us out but we picked the place. It was excellent as always. We do love going there and even introduced Jim to fried pickles, a favorite of ours.

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I took Andrew with me to the supermarket today. He doesn’t like me having papers with me when I shop. I like to have the circular as well as a written list with me. The circular is important because it tells me what I can buy to get the best possible gas points. I try and get as many points as I can so that it costs a lot less to fill the new car. It has a much bigger tank and if we didn’t have the gas points it would be way more expensive to fill.

I like grocery shopping. I don’t mind taking the kids with me and I like looking for deals and shopping is fun for me. So, Andrew and I shopped and got everything on the list. We got in line and a guy snuck past us/asked if he could sneak past us with one item. I don’t mind letting someone with one item scoot in front of me but you stop and ask instead of brushing past and asking. Maybe it was my negativity in my mind because we checked out everything, it was all bagged and ready to go. Time to pay and go home. Reach for my wallet and it isn’t there. I had left it at home while working on bills. So, I had to go home and get it while they put my stuff in the cooler till I returned. No good deed…