Santa’s Helper

On Monday I met up with my friend Amber for coffee and chit chat.

It had been far too long since our last meetup and it was fun to catch up with her and hear about what’s going on in her world and squeeze in a little girltalk.

Thanksgiving Week will only get more hectic with each passing day and Scott, Skylar, and I are leaving next week.

So it was Monday or….2012.

I’m glad we drank coffee and shot the breeze for an hour or so


And then it was off to Target to return a bag.  I bought it in the hopes of using it to transport my Macbook and camera.

For $30 bucks the Target bag was a nice find, and would have saved me quite a bit compared to many other bags I’ve seen, but after I got it home and tried to put my items in it, there was no way were they going to fit.

If all you have is a laptop, it would work and there’s a protected area for your laptop inside it making it a nice little find.  Just not for me.

I have a bag coming that I ordered online.  I hope it works or I’ll be transporting my electronics in a reusable cloth grocery bag.  That’s about the only thing that’s roomy enough to hold them both together.

While I was at Target, I played Santa’s Little Helper.  Mrs. Claus, or shall I say that I, will be transporting these art supplies in a suitcase all the way to Aruba.  Skylar loves making artwork and doing little art projects and this should be enough Crayola to keep her busy until 2017 I am thinking.  Art supplies were on her Christmas List so Santa’s Helper had to make sure those made it onto the sleigh.

And Santa’s Helper wanted fuzzy socks and gum.  Both gum flavors are highly recommend: Orange Creme Pop and Strawberry Shortcake are two faves.

For dinner, Santa’s Helper made a batch of Salsa Verde Pepperjack Tofu (Microwave & Vegan) in an effort to keep dinner very low key and easy since I’ll be spending ample time in the kitchen come Wednesday and Thursday.


1. How far along are you on your holiday shopping?  Who do you have to buy for? 

I am done!

Not exchanging gifts with Scott or with our extended families.  We just Skylar to buy for and that’s a great feeling.  Other than maybe a doll or Barbie or something easy like that, I’m pretty much done with her, too.

2. Do you have any cherished gift memories from childhood that either your parents, relatives, or Santa brought you?

Barbie Dream House, Easy Bake Oven (I wanted one but never got one), Rubik’s Cube, Nintendo and Super Mario Brothers, puzzles, Esprit clothes, Guess Jeans, Cabbage Patch Dolls, I have plenty of gift memories straight outta 1984.

Thanks for the Reusable Bamboo Drink Bottle Giveaway entries!

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