Yeah, it was ridiculous! My wife had been pining for one for so long that I thought I'd just do it on vacation because you don't think about money on holiday. The postman wouldn't even deliver it here, I had to pick it up at the post.
Christmas cookies are traditional and you are supposed to make a variety of them. My wife and her mother sincerely compete, and I'm not talking about in a joking way, they are actually jealous when the other receives compliments on their cookies. It's insane and she's starting next weekend. We have HUNDREDS of cookies throughout December and you won't here me complain once. It's also traditional to serve them at weddings and at ours, we easily had 3,000+ cookies for the guests. Here is an example of what I mean:
I had my third request to get some pictures up from my city. I am going to get some decent pictures of our thrift stores and how small they are and how limited selection can be. I'll also get a few pictures from my favorite shops in the city center. For now, I have a few pictures of my area. If you are only in it for thrift finds, go ahead and skip the spoiler. I'll post some more when I get a chance to go through all of my pictures.
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