What is going on??
I can't believe I haven't posted in over a week. I've been writing in my mind, does that count? I need to get organized so if you have tips on organization I would appreciate hearing them.
We hosted Thanksgiving dinner and now we're getting ready to celebrate our youngest turning 13. Oh man. I've been looking over pictures, shaking my head, tears coming to my eyes. My, how time does fly.
In a couple of weeks our oldest will turn 16.
The day after Thanksgiving I didn't deal with crowds - I grabbed my laptop and a cup of coffee and shopped from bed. Christmas music on the radio and I was good to go. My energy level has been down a lot lately so this kind of shopping was perfect.
This time of year my mind reels with memories of working retail. Holidays and retail = YIKES! Lo-o-o-ong hours, customers that have short tempers and not having time to do your own personal shopping. I was explaining what my schedule was like to my soon-to-be 16 year old and she said, "Why didn't you just shop on-line?"
There was no "on-line" way back then darlin'! The only line we knew was the long one people were standing in, staring at us to hurry up, and giving us a bad time when the register wasn't properly ringing up the discounts. Although it was over 20 years ago, I remember doing my time in retail and I am as polite and as helpful as I can be now that I'm on the other side of the counter.
I hope the beginning of the holiday season is being good to you.
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