Today Kenny and I went to the mall to do a little Chritmas shopping and I have to tell you, it was busy (looking).
It took forever to find a parking space . . . all of the spots were filled, even out to the edge of nowhere.
Inside, there were so many people moving around, shoulder to shoulder, and they reminded me of busy ants.
At first, I thought, wow, there must not be as many economic problems as there have been reported . . . but look around. Where are the shopping bags?
And I noticed almost all the stores have markdowns that equal the normal "after" holiday sales. Then on the way home, I heard on the news that Abercrombie is doing terrible this season because management decided not to follow the lead with the markdowns.
I really am praying that our economy gets better, but maybe it's time we appreciated our families and the time we spend together and the reasons we celebrate the holidays more than the pressure of commercialism.
I myself have been shopping for months in discount stores and clearance shops online and elsewhere to avoid the crunch, so today, I was glad to get quickly from the mahem and outdoors.
I snagged some gum . . .
. . . and a 20 questions game for my nephew . . .
. . . and I was out of there!
Snagged these shots on the way out . . . always time to look for the beauty in the simple things.
So, how is your shopping coming along?