Places I still need to shop at before Christmas:
1) Arizona Mills. I don't really need anything here, but we missed a few things the last time we were there because we went a little late and the place is enormous.
2) Fashion Square. Ditto, although I haven't been there since, I think, last Christmas. We've been receiving, for some reason, the Crate & Barrel catalog and now I want to roam the store and actually look at all the things I can't afford, and MAYBE buy something nifty that I can.
3) Cost Plus. Great import store, another place I tend to shop at once a year anymore. I do so much shopping online anymore I just don't go to stores (other than grocery) much, except at Christmas time.
Another thing Cost Plus has is wine. I've lately started to become interested in wine -- not that I'm an "enthusiast," but there are a few wines I very much enjoy, and as such I've started looking specifically for them, and trying to learn a tiny bit more about the "art" of wine. Alas, one of my VERY favorite wines is sold at stores only in the Seattle area, and while the vineyard will ship to Arizona (I discovered this wine via my wine-enthusiast in-laws), at $18 a bottle plus shipping, it's a little more than I can (or should) shell out for. So I have to try wines I can find around here or that said in-laws will introduce me to, since rahirah doesn't like wine, and I can't drink entire bottles too often.
Okay, I've said it before, but this time I mean it -- it's almost done. For people who really do want to read it, they have to tell me how you want it (i.e., it's a 400+ page WordPerfect document, and my printer is persnickity and makes me hand-feed one page at a time, so I ain't printing it until I have a completed manuscript ready to, gulp, mail to a publisher). I have one more scene to write and I'm giving it a once-over, but I'm still pretty close and I know I'm missing things. But overall, I'm happy with it. :)