Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Shopping

Not for presents though. Christmas shopping for food (or nomz as some like to call it) and cutlery for around 30 people.

See, this year is a bit different because it's the first year that the family Christmas get-together will be at my parents' house. In reality, my parents don't technically "celebrate" Christmas (heck, we don't even exchange presents, because you know, that's the true meaning of Christmas nowadays). However, my mom and I spent about 5 hours buying food and utensils yesterday to prepare for the event. As much as I love to spend time with my mom, 5 hours in a grocery store was not how I wanted to spend my day.

...and those 5 hours could have easily been cut down to 3, if she didn't stroll through every single aisle, look at every single item in the aisles, and ask me "What does this do?" every five seconds.

Of course, what's an American Christmas dinner without the turkey and roast beef? (Or is that Thanksgiving?) This will be our my first time trying to make those two things, so I guess I should apologize to my aunts and uncles in advance.

Anyways, I hope everyone's having a good holiday so far. As much as I am being a bitch about this, I honestly think I will get some good laughs out of this whole experience.

So, what are your plans for the holiday season? :)


5 comments so far.

  1. Wendy on December 21, 2008 at 10:11 PM

    I have to plan a party for 70 tomorrow...I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything will turn out well!

  2. Kaylee on December 22, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    My mom has to look at EVERYTHING in a store before she can leave, so shopping trips with her are very extended.

    My family doesn't celebrate Christmas, either. We don't even have a turkey dinner or anything... so I plan to rest up for Boxing Day xD

    I hope your dinner goes well!

  3. Yara on December 22, 2008 at 8:19 PM

    Even though I don't celebrate Christmas, my family and I usually go to our family friend's party every Christmas!

    Other than that, I plan on sleeping, eating and going on the computer. Ahhh relaxation! :P

    I hope you have a great holiday season, dear! :)

  4. RiN on December 22, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    D: Another Christmas entry~ We don't celebrate Xmas here (Malaysia) as we aren't Christians. Wow, I thought Xmas was about exchanging gifts, santa, xmas tree and all? What's the true meaning of Xmas?

    My exams results are coming out soon after or before Xmas so.. I guess I'll be living in horror then ^^ Have a nice Xmas~

    p/s: I'm too lazy to type "Christmas", hope you don't mind :P

  5. Chantelle on December 23, 2008 at 9:58 AM

    My friend from is on vacation and she's coming to visit me. I'll be spending Christmas with her and her friends. We'll probably shop, sight-see, and party. :)

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