Internet shopping ISN'T easier.
I mean, that isn't strictly true. Yes, the packages have been rolling in through the second week of December and, to be honest, I am nearly done without really having to sniff a shop. But now, the situation has turned critical. My nephew's present was delivered to work instead of home and I have had to get another one delivered to my home address. And my mother's present which was meant to be delivered a couple of days ago hasn't arrived yet!
So what do I do? Today I have waited in all day waiting for these deliveries, because you can bet, can't you, that as soon as I am out of sight of my front door, the van will draw up, the man with the electronic signature device will get out and ring my door. And then I will get another of the wrong type of Christmas card, the card where I have to get on my phone and remonstrate with someone at the other end to deliver the article again. *sigh*
And how late do I leave it? I mean if it isn't delivered by 1pm on Christmas eve, I am going to have to go out and get some more.. and that doesn't just cost more money which is tight this year, but the hassle that is involved is a major problem. What am I going to do?
Today we have a wonderful pottery painting place about half an hour away which the girls really wanted to visit but we had to stay in to wait for this delivery which was meant to arrive...but no sign.
Better luck Monday I guess.