Did something today that I always feel bad about at this time of year.
We went out to the shops.
I've worked in customer service my entire working life, and only escaped from retail in April 2003, so I understand how awful it is to have to work on weekends normally, let alone during the holiday season. So I try to avoid shopping on bank holidays, Boxing Day etc.
But I'm having to rationalise it that we need storage for the rugrat's toys; we already have enough stuff to open a toy store, and there's a big pile in the living room that we haven't sorted away yet. Plus he'll undoubtedly be bringing just as much again home from his grandparents' place this evening. So, drastic action is required - new storage must be bought, and older lesser used toys must be put in storage.
So off we went to the stationary store, and bought a new box for his trainset, as this will free up three other boxes.
I also picked up some more box files for my comics. Will have to get some bags and boards from Kris once he restocks, so I can store them properly. Having them in carrier bags is making me very nervous.
Speaking of comics, I finally have my copy of IC#7 - to which my reaction is mixed, though I can't define why. Had a slight wibble at the panel of poor Tim huddled under a duvet, ignoring a call from a concerned Dick.
Also, the latest in the Batgirl/Robin crossover - I am so relieved, guys! I was dreading where that was going, but I'm now looking forward to the final part. The auction scenes were hysterical! *grins*
And I also have JLA Classified #2, which will help me in finishing that Tim/Cass WiP I have on my hard-drive - if I can just figure out what to have the Knight and Squire do
Right...busy busy busy
*grins at _nightwing_
and still fighting off this damn flu. That thread is helping enormously though!