Sunday, December 08, 2013
Simple Christmas Thoughts
The trees at work are not looking very good. I am thinking this might be a good idea for 2013. Just a basket and a tiny tree. Some paperwhites. A poinsettia. Little clay pots with a very small Norfolk pine seeding in each which can double as tiny gifts if someone walks in with a present for us.
I found the (remainder) of unused Christmas photo cards I have sent in past years. Now, I can get past the bad choice of photo card I purchased on Black Friday. Looked ridiculous with my Doodle Trees. One of the cards would look wonderful with a pencil drawing of a poinsettia and the other with a pencil drawing of a pine tree. I bought the cards years and years ago. It's exciting to find things you have forgotten--when you go looking for things you do remember owning. Age????
My evening (yesterday) at the retail job was a nightmare (towards the end of the evening). I ran out of gas. I was unable to cope. Very close to tears. And it wasn't anything. I was just too exhausted to even think, let alone problem solve. Today at the greenhouse--I enjoyed watering and making decorated wreaths. Every. Single. One. Has. Sold. Some, just moments after being hung up in the display area. I am using the end bits of everything we have left. Just riffing on my imagination. Good Times. No Crying.
Needless to say, I won't be doing the retail job again. I'll just buy everything I want before the end of my seasonal job.
Made a huge pot of kale, tomato, potato, bean soup before work yesterday. Took a serving to work today but didn't eat it so gave it to a co-worker. She was thrilled. Home made soup. She lives alone and will truly enjoy a good homemade soup.
Snow storm arrives in Maine tomorrow. G has gas for the snowblower and the generator. He is READY this winter. Last December he was working--at the end of his own employment rope-- so we were not ready. He even vacuumed the whole house. Nice to come home to a clean house.
Nice to come home. Looking forward to my furlough from both jobs.