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Merry Christmas! December 27, 2012

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I hope everyone is having a great week. I had a very nice Christmas Eve with my brother and his family. The kids were their usual energetic selves. Enjoying all the new toys and books they received from us and from Mom and Dad. I read a whole bunch of Dora stories and half a Bad Kitty book aloud to them. We had a very nice lunch of ham, stuffing, green bean casserole, salad and rolls, and later – Pie and cookies.

Christmas day was much more relaxing. Puppy sitting the Ralphie Eve and Day was much fun. Such a good puppy. Rich and I went to see Django, another good Tarantino movie, this one swapping bad guys and good guys from his last movie, with a German bounty hunter (and Jamie Foxx) as hero against American slavers and outlaws. Watched some Harry Potter blurays as well, since our PS3’s been broken for a few months. Rich is solving that problem with Christmas giftcards(well, the bluray problem, anyway). I still haven’t decided what I’m getting with mine.

The snow storm hit hard yesterday, causing slow-downs, shut-downs, and accidents galore. Even our store closed early, and with hardly any traffic through it all day. Today the main roads and highways are much clearer, though some back streets are still skating rinks. But at least there’s some whiteness to our winter now. I enjoy snow on the trees and grass.

And coming soon – Happy New Year!

Final Run-up to Christmas December 20, 2012

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We are in the midst of the final week before Christmas, and everyone is out shopping. The store is busy and we are scrambling to keep the shelves stocked. Distribution is already sending us books for January, of course, but we’re just trying to make it through December. Different nook deals every couple of days, and coupons all over the place. It finally feels like Christmas this week.

I only have two more work days left before Christmas. Then Sunday we are visiting Friends. My brother’s family on Monday, with Skype for Mom & Dad. Tuesday we’re having a day to ourselves to celebrate, watch Django, and puppy-sit.  Still haven’t decided on our Christmas Dinner.

My joints are a bit more achy lately with the stress of the holiday season, and the trying to save meds for when I need them until Rich gets hired again. (Also, by being too lazy to remember to take them every day.) But it’s only really bad when I have to lift the heavy boxes or break down empties. Unfortunately, that tends to be what they like me to do lately. Ah well.

So, Merry Christmas, everyone! And enjoy All the holidays this month. 🙂

Nearly There December 13, 2012

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A week and a half until Christmas. The parking lot is crowded. The customers are in a rush, but at least they know what they want. Corporate is sending us more toys and games than books. We’re stocked with HD and HD+, but we still haven’t filled every reservation. And next weekend, they’re buying us City BBQ for lunch. Retail holiday season 11 is not going badly at all. Still, I am ready for a break when it’s over, fortunately, there are conventions the first couple months of the year.

Body is ready for a break, too, exhausted and trying not to get sick again as the weather turns cold once more. Pain hasn’t been too bad, if I remember to take my meds, and if I don’t spend the whole day breaking down boxes (I’m looking at you Toys & Games shipments…).

Rich has had some good interviews, so we’re waiting to hear back from them. Fingers crossed, both are good opportunities, that he would enjoy.

Hope to see The Hobbit soon, maybe this weekend. There better be singing! 😉



Rest In Peace December 6, 2012

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I love you, Grandpa.