Q: According to Consumer Reports, what percentage of us have already finished our Christmas shopping?
A: about 3%. A number that's almost too small to measure. I've already started. I try to get things finished by the second week in Dec. It's a practical matter, really, because most of my family lives on the East Coast, so I need to get the stuff shipped so it can be delivered on time.
Do your kids have the whole week off for Thanksgiving? Ours do. When I was in school we got out early on Wed then had Thurs & Fri off. I think what's happened over the years is that kids took of the whole week anyway, and the schools just gave up and said "take the whole thing".
Both our sons were away from home Saturday night, so Kim and I actually had a date. We had a nice dinner at Portelli Rossi in Novato, then went to see "Precious". We knew going in that it wasn't going to be a "feel good" movie, but little did we know....VERY intense! Wonderful acting & soundtrack.
Went to fill up Sunday, only to discover that I'd left my credit card at the restaurant the night before. Glad Portelli's is open Sundays.