I think I got it!
I don't know if it was so much the peanut brittle, or if it was more the act of delivering it to my parents and my brother that did it for me, but I think I turned a little corner yesterday on the old spirit front. Especially meeting my brother-we were both actually on the same road when I called him and we met in the middle. It was just a drop and run, but that seems to be when that little spark lit up. Well, either that moment, or the one about thirty minutes later when I found the PERFECT pair of hiking boots for our trip to Costa Rica. Either way, I seem to have gotten past my shopping block.
*bitch slaps self* Sorry. I kinda lost it there. The image of me suffering through this awful *wracks brain* what has it been? SIX DAY LONG shopping block. *shakes head* Sometimes I even tickle myself.
Anyhoo, I managed to knock out pretty much all of the little 'filler' type gifts, and my brother and his wife are now taken care of, so I am whittling it down. I am fixing to go take (hush-it's a southern thing-I know mo' betterer) my mother in law out to lunch, then Dar and I are going to hit the mall and do some toying with the local economy. My sister in law and I then have a date to meet up at the Beau Rivage-once again (one month to the day later, now that I look at it) she has been comped a room, and she has invited me to stay with her because she wants to take me out to dinner for my birthday since we haven't seen each other since then. The Beau has some VERY nice shops, so I can both play and shop at the same time. What an effecient stimulator I am!
The play last night was amazing. If you manage to make it out between now and Sunday, you are in for a real treat. The adaptation they do of A Christmas Carol is very unique in that there is a great deal of audience participation. All of the actors in this one did a superb job-they each play several different parts, and some of the costumes were just hilarious. There was a GIANT spirit with tatas to rival those of Boobielicious, a corpse we thought might have an erection, and even a cross dresser (whose laundrywoman was the stuff of genius). Yes, there was the typical snafu prior to the performance, but I won't even go there because it would take away from the focus here, which is that the play is, was and I'm sure will be well worth a gander. GO-it's only five bucks for a good two hours worth of entertainment.
Well, I'm off for today. Post will be late tomorrow because I am not lugging this behemoth laptop with me (the Beau, which is supposed to be THE hotel/casino, DOES NOT PROVIDE FREE INTERNET, the bastards-how farking cheap can you get in this day and age? $12 a day my fat ass.) Ciao!