Looking Back – Day 57

Today is Day 57 of the Art Apple A Day Retrospective – for information on the project click here.

Day Fifty Seven – November 26, 2010

Looking back 10 years ago today…

I created a shopper ~ a stylish shopper (heels???). Although I’m now questioning my choice of attire for this gal, at least she has an apple package right on top! Regardless of my artistic critique, she is quite appropriate for the rush to the malls that (typically) occurs each year on the Friday after Thanksgiving!

I’m still not much for epic excursions to malls so I try to purchase things for gift giving in the months leading up to Christmas so that I can find just the right something and forgo the stress and strain of long lines and crazed fights over parking spaces. The hardest part of this strategy is waiting to give and making sure I don’t misplace any items. I’ve got it down to a bit of a science after all these years but I do occasionally find an item months after Christmas hidden away somewhere bizarre which I’m convinced is life reminding me to laugh at myself instead of getting frustrated. And speaking of misplacing items…

Yesterday I baked a pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving and I’ve misplaced the measuring spoons… some days life really wants us to question our sanity! I still have no clue where they went but I did find my spatula in the search! If I find the spoons in the laundry basket or the car I give up! lol My husband however was thrilled with hearing I’d lost something… he now has a Christmas gift idea which means I really HAVE to find those spoons stat!

You see, my husband knows that I’ve never been a fan of giving Santa a Christmas list – I love surprises! And… on the same note I look for something for someone that isn’t prompted but maybe I pick up on and idea in casual conversation but the best part of gift giving is either something handmade or when I spot something that calls out to me that it is the perfect gift for a specific person – I LOVE that moment, don’t you? That is such a big part of the joy of giving… right next to watching the person you love open up their package and seeing their face light up. Ahhhh… I love this season of thanks followed so closely by the season of giving.

To see my original Day 57 post ~ Tis’ The Season ~ from 10 years ago click here or on the image above.

And the story will continue tomorrow…

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