I’m done with Christmas shopping! Literally and figuratively I’m done!
Somehow I pulled off last minute getting all the presents and cards in the post Tuesday. Luckily I wasn’t working as it took me the best part of the day with a gym break and 30 minutes at the post office stuffing boxes and plastic envelopes before they shut. I got stung with the cost (perhaps they’ll let me off paying admin fees for a parcel stuck in customs. That would be a real Christmas miracle) with yesterday evening shopping for the last presents. Either Barça wasn’t playing yesterday or everybody forgoed the match to shop. Wednesday evening during football season’s the best for shopping if you don’t like crowds or queuing. The Spanish celebrate Christmas but ask any Spanish kid and they’ll tell you it’s the Kings in January who bring presents, not Papa Noel. However some kids get double whammy presents. Now everything is on it’s merry way, I’m free to continue my KonMari Method declutter sort out and look for a tree, if I can find one.
I’m debating real vs faux fir tree. They recycle the real trees here (you drop them off at local tree collection points), but even if they’re still healthy with roots (some, the roots get chopped off and stuck on a wooden base) as I found out this year, they get mushed up in the mulch for the parks. I’d rather replant it to absorb excess CO2. Mushing up a healthy tree for no reason makes no sense to me. Faux fir, looks that, faux, are more expensive, storage is an issue and I have a cat that loves to chew on plastic. My conscience goes into overdrive at times and I end up sounding like Scrooge or the Grinch. I’ll see if I can get some fir branches to play with or a mini faux one that doesn’t take up much storage.
Anyways I’ll leave you some photos of my adventures this week:
Saturday Workout: TRX and Sandbag work followed by Burn and Flow one of Tone It Up 2016 Challenge workouts as part of their latest workout bundles. The rest of the bundle is stuck in customs. I should’ve known better. Thankfully the bundle workouts are digital download! This was I believe Barre inspired and while I do floor work for my abs/cool down circuit, this workout was different to my own and I loved it!Last long run of the year Sunday. 16km up the coast. I’ll pick up longer runs in January as I have 2 races coming up in the next 2 weeks. Real or faux fir Christmas tree? My parents always had a real tree and replanted it every year until they ran out of tree space. Now it’s faux every year. Love Christmas shopping, the wrapping or just shopping or the wrapping?