Too old for this

I went Christmas shopping today: after 2 p.m., on Christmas Eve, in the Bugis/Raffles City area, which didn't seem as bad as the main Orchard Road strip but was definitely more crowded than I like it. By the time I got home at 7-something, my phone battery was almost entirely drained (due to gift consultations by phone), my legs were feeling crampy and even my back was starting to complain. The last time I did this, I was closer to the other end of thirty (or maybe I was thirty) and even had the energy to meet a friend for coffee mid-afternoon, in between the Christmas purchases.

(Heh, I just mistyped "thirty" as "turkey" in the previous sentence. That tells you what I had for dinner last night.)

The funny thing is, I did my first round of Christmas shopping at the end of November and was absolutely conscientious about it, because I was sending those gifts to friends overseas. It's just the local gifts that I put off ...

I'm not being a Grinch about it. I just need to do all my Christmas shopping in November next year. Yeah ... that.

Okay, I'm going to go put my feet up now. Merry Christmas, everyone!


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