I did the first wave of Christmas shopping today. I only purchased items for myself, so I suppose you can’t really call it Christmas shopping. The problem is that I don’t really know what to get the people on my list. I’m not around them much doing the year as we live in different states. So without asking for a wishlist, I’m clueless. I suppose I could just send gift certificates, but that seems so impersonal. It totally lacks original thought. Then again, maybe it would be for the best. At least people would get what they want. There is nothing worse than getting a gift you don’t really like and keeping it because you don’t want to offend the other person. Goodness! No wonder people procrastinate. The search for the perfect Christmas gift is just way too stressful.