Hubby and I went Christmas shopping today. He literally had to pull me out of the house, because with Greta so close to popping out those puppies, I did not want to leave!
Enter Emily, our wonderful dog sitter! She came over early this morning and took care of the two+ pooches so we could shop and relax a little.
So off we went to capture a few sales, replace our broken coffee maker and go to the Euro Deli and get some of our favorite foods.
First we went to Macy’s because the sales were good, I had an awesome coupon to use all day there, plus we had substantial gift cards!
Emily called and asked if Fritz was supposed to be in the whelping box? I told her no, but before she shooed him out, she took his picture.
Back to shopping. The stores were mobbed, but the people there were in good spirits, so time really flew.
Now I must interject an observation here. Ladies, when you go shopping during the holidays, please refrain from dousing yourselves with perfume. I know you love your scent, but there are some of us who are A) allergic to almost all scents, and B) hate the taste of perfume in our mouths (which occurs if you are near anyone who has bathed in their scent!).
The store employees were all very helpful, and schmoozed me just enough to make me want to go back. Why one sweet woman actually looked at frumpy old me and exclaimed that I was simply too young looking to have a daughter who will turn 30 in three weeks! (she knew this because I was bragging about my daughter as I bought her gifts!) I think the movie “Pretty Woman” has a lot to do with the schmoozing. In any case, I liked it and I send each of those wonderful clerks a big smooch back!
We then went to the Euro Deli and bought a ton of German food. Gold Medal Leberwurst, Leberkäse, gypsy wurst, Nurnberger Bratwurst, Tilsiter cheese, and different Christmas specialties. I was thrilled. I also left off a picture of Greta and a small write up about her litter. I hope a few people will see this and perhaps want a puppy. Think how wonderful it would be to have some of my grand puppies in New Hampshire!
We had lunch at a Chinese Buffet, and then went to LL Bean to shop. Lucky me found some slippers, a shirt, and a Christmas gift for an unnamed member of my family.
Then I went to Petco and got the last few items on my list for puppy delivery. I also bought a toy for the babies. I should get a few more, but I know Hubby can handle that errand for me.
Greta is huge! We took this picture of her tonight because I think, if those babies don’t get born soon, she might simply pop!
So I am now in for the night and probably for the foreseeable future. I simply don’t want to leave my girl until the pups are here, and have their eyes open. Call me a nervous Nellie!