Because I am a moron and cannot figure out how calendars work, I thought there was a whole week between this week and Christmas. Like maybe somehow the 19th would just stretch out to cover several days. Upon further researched I found that the 19th will stay in its assigned seat, leaving Christmas Eve and Christmas right where they should be.

That may have put me in a tizzy. Yesterday, in butt-cold weather, I did the big holiday shop. I bought more chocolate than any one person should be allowed to purchase in one trip. A license should be required in order to buy as much chocolate as I bought yesterday.

(By the way, as a card-carrying member of The I Am Always Cold Club, I feel that ‘butt cold’ is an apt phrase. With the wind chill it was about -10 yesterday and you know you live in a frozen wasteland when it’s -10 but you’re like, eh, the sun was out, it wasn’t too bad. As I type this today it’s -21 with the wind, and that is cold no matter if the sun is out or not.)

But now I am equipped. I am ready. Next week I shall begin the holiday baking. And then I will try not to eat all of it before Christmas.

I have no idea why I am telling you all of this, except that it’s what’s going on right now.

And since I’m on the topic of chocolate, when the hell did they come out with so many versions of Hershey’s Kisses? Good lord, it took me four minutes to find a regular sized bag of regular Kisses, not the Who Needs Unclogged Arteries Anyway sized bag, and then when I got them home I realized I still bought the wrong damn kind. I bought Hugs, not Kisses, and who the hell was in charge of naming these things?

Ahem. Anyway.

Have a good weekend!