My cold is better, so my shopping trip today went much better than my exhausting trip to Barnes & Noble on the 23rd. Since my family isn't getting together until a couple of days from now, I finished up my shopping (I even got a couple of things on sale). I went to five stores (a total of two shopping centers, one liquor store and the grocery store) and got home in less than three hours. I didn't even need a nap (and as long as I kept a cough drop in my mouth at all times, no coughing spells! Huzzah!). I didn't really want to do a lot of after-Christmas bargain hunting, since I wasn't in the mood to look for clothes, electronics, etc., and don't need more Christmas decorations, but I did pick up some Christmas cards half-price (I don't send out a lot of cards and some years not any, but I'm always compelled to get at least one new box every year) and some half price chocolates and cookies at one store.
I've taken the ham out of the freezer to thaw in the fridge until I need it for our 'Christmas Day' dinner and plan to boil some eggs for the potato salad I'll mix up tomorrow. That'll be the end of my chores today. Tomorrow I'll just have to bake a cake (my third sour cream pound cake of the holiday season!) and wrap the gifts (which won't take long if I have enough gift bags, which I'm not sure if I do). Then I'm done until my family gets together the next day.