Every year the Houston Ballet puts on a shopping 'extravaganza' called The Nutcracker Market. Reliant Arena is FILLED with vendors selling all kinds of goodies for your shopping pleasure - gourmet sauces, knit wraps, wine stoppers, stocking stuffers, yard and home decorations, notepads, pillowcases, clothes, you-name-it-they-sell-it. Anyway, Gay and I made after-school arrangements for our kids so that we could shop all day. We met in the parking lot a little after 9am, knowing that the doors didn't open until 10am. Believe it or not, there were women TAILGATING in the parking lot before the Market opened. It was so unbelievable I had to take a picture as proof!
The good news is, my Christmas shopping is done!