Thursday, December 22, 2011

It's December 22nd and I have no gifts for my parents

It's December 22nd and I have no gifts for my parents.  What do you get for parents who have everything?
My parents retired to an island in the upper peninsula of Michigan.  It's what we lower Michiganders call "up north".  Up there they decorate in that up north way - pine tree, moose, deer, bear theme.  Over the years I've given my Mom more than enough up north themed things.  My Mom also likes Mallard duck things but she has more than enough.   My Dad's birthday is just a few days after Christmas and their anniversary is early in January.  Fortunately for me, one of my sisters always takes care of the anniversary and then just tells the other 3 of us how much we owe her!!  Maybe I will suggest that she begin doing the same for their Christmas gifts!!!  For years now I've given my Dad a big bag of really nice pistacios for his birthday.  For as long as I can remember, my Dad has liked pistacios.  I remember that every now and then Mom would get him a small baggie of them from the bulk foods in the grocery store.   I am going to the place that I get the pistacios from today to get them. 
Yep, I'm a bad daughter!! 

Runner Nerd
not ready for Christmas

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