"Do you want to go to Danbury this afternoon?" he asked with the tone of someone who would rather be riding bikes or out pulling weeds, but who wanted to do something on a dreary, drizzly Sunday afternoon. "We could go to Home Goods and then Macy's for that make-up you've been talking about getting," he volunteered knowing we needed both coffee mugs and makeup desperately (think 2 weeks of mineral oil stretching)!
I felt a bit like Rip Van Winkle as explored stores filled to the brim, prepared for the onslaught of shoppers. There were new-to-me-stores throughout the mall and I mused, "You get more choices here than you do shopping on Amazon" (the best invention for busy people since sliced bread)!
The crowd, at Home Goods, maneuvered carts, filled with blankets, pillows, toys, pots and trinkets. At Macy's, the AFLAC ducks greeted me, and I hadn't even been injured! Santa was engaged in discussions with children dressed in holiday-photo-card-apparel. Shopping bag carrying customers scurried about scoffing up sales that seemed to be everywhere (10 days before the mall would open at midnight for sales?)
I came home with 4 white coffee mugs and some fresh make-up; however, I did get the wake-up call that the holiday season is bearing down on us at breakneck speed. I guess that is why everyone was scurrying and the AFLAC duck is awaiting a busy season!