On the day after Christmas, we awoke early to catch the sales at Ala Moana. The plan was to hit Macy's early so that Mom and Dad could get Aloha shirts for the two guys. Scottie found a nice light blue shirt immediately, but Will and I contemplated for a while; we could not seem to agree on a shirt. Then we narrowed it down to five choices, and Ashley and Scott helped us pick the perfect one.
We continued shopping for the next few hours at Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom's, and then Ward Center. Will and Dad got tired and went home; Mom, Ashley, Scott, and I continued to shop at Nordstrom Rack, where I finally got tired and retired to a cafe, where I read a book about Maui and ate a paper package of roasted chestnuts. Finally our day of shopping was done. Ashley had picked up a couple of shirts, and Mom found an unprecedented 3 shirts and 3 dresses (she usually buys little to nothing).
When we came home, Mom noticed the lights were flickering, and started heating up dinner as quickly as possible. Sure enough, at about 8 in the evening, the electricity went out. We huddled around camp lanterns and flashlights and listened for information on the radio:
Then we started a light in the fireplace and spent the rest of the evening roasting marshmallows. I love marshmallows, so that was just fine with me.