The shopping and errands that we did today took longer than expected. Today the weather has been colder than usual with a slight drizzle so traffic was a problem. The stores were crowed which meant parking was hard to find. I knew it would be busy and it sure was. I can only imagine how much busier it will get in the next few weeks before Christmas. I don’t want to be one of those people that will be shopping at the last minute though and hopefully I won’t have too. I've already had enough of crowded stores and waiting in long lines. I am glad to be home now and just plan to relax this evening and enjoy the warmth of the fireplace.