Then Oldest Brother arrived and we set out to do the Christmas Eve shopping. Plus some of my regular shopping. And the last few Christmas gifts too.
First we went to Party City and got plates and silver wear and some Star Wars stickers for Middle Brother, and some Avengers stickers for mashfanficchick.
Then we went to BJ's. BJ's just before Christmas is not a place for cowards, let me tell you! But we pushed through the crowds and got a good chunk of the list done. I earned Good Karma by letting the people ahead of me use my BJ's card because they had lost theirs.
Then we went to Target, and that also is not for the faint of heart just before Christmas. We had lunch in the cafe, to rest up. And then we finished the shopping, including gift cards for several people.
Came home and wrapped Aunt Helen's gift and got cards and gift cards ready for John, Denise, and Brianne. Oldest Brother took a short nap and I contacted the Kid , who had said she wanted me to come over and help her wrap.
So after Oldest Brother woke up, we brought the last bit of the groceries, the 42 lbs of kitty litter, in, and set off for the Kid's apartment. Oldest Brother dropped me off, and I went and helped out the Kid. She's still pretty raw about the whole thing. We ordered dinner, and after we ate I came home.
And on the way home I lost my Metrocard!!!!! It must have dropped out of my coat pocket on the N train. I'm not too upset about the card, because I can get a refund for the unused value, but my Metrocard holder, which was a souvenir... that I'm pissed about.
Anyway, I got home and filed the missing card report, and here I am.
1. The FWiB.
2. Was able to help the Kid.
3. Oldest Brother.
4. Able to file for a refund on the card (It was almost brand new, and a monthly card is $127!)
5. Off work tomorrow.
6. Got all the shopping done.
Edited to add: Happy First Day of Hanukkah to all those who celebrate!