Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Dangerous Time Of Year To Shop . . .

by Lorna Barrett / Lorraine Bartlett / L.L. Bartlett

Yesterday I went to my local Wegmans grocery store and was visually assaulted with the incredible amount of stuff there is to satisfy the holiday taste buds.  Stuff you ONLY see this time of year.

Down every single aisle there was something that made me salivate like Pavlov's dog.

The cakes.

The cookies.

The candy.  (Like Terry's chocolate oranges.)

The cheese logs.

The snowflake-shaped crackers.

The holiday Coke.  

And there were toys, and Christmas CDs, and Christmas jewelery (oops, I kinda already got suckered into two impulse buys in that aisle--a very cute pin and a necklace and earring set), stocking stuffers (like the incredibly BEAUTIFUL blank journals), and wrapping paper, and bows, and ornaments, and plants, and egg nog, and holiday chocolate-covered pretzel rods with red-and-green jimmies . . .  the list goes on and on (and on and on).

I was there with Mr. L, who hates to shop and especially hates to shop at Christmastime.

Um . . . I may have to go back on my own just to take it all in.

Do you end up buying a lot of stuff just because it's only around for a limited time?


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