"Know it!" said Scrooge. "Was I apprenticed here?"
They went in. At sight of an old gentleman in a Welsh wig, sitting behind such a high desk, that if he had been two inches taller he must have knocked his head against the ceiling, Scrooge cried in great excitement:
"Why, it's old Fezziwig! Bless his heart; it's Fezziwig alive again!" A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
* * * * * * * *By now you're probably wondering how the quotes from A Christmas Carol tie into my blog post... the answer is "not at all!" I just thought I'd quote Dickens just for the heck of it.
Yesterday after checking my email, I had to pat myself on the back for saying "no"... I said "no thank you" to 50% discounts at eQuilter; "nope" to Hancocks of Paducah; "nuh-uh" to The Cotton Club; "no way" to Thousands of Bolts! I spent some time organizing, sorting, playing with the fabric I already have, so it was easier to say no. Sort of like saying "no" to a slice of sweet potato pie while you have a mouth full of lemon pound cake. Tempting, but you know you can really do without it.
I was able to say a big "yes" though... I went out on another car hunt and found the style and color I wanted, signed the papers, yadda yadda yadda, drove the car home. I had an embarrassing amount of stuff to transfer from the trunk and the inside of the old car. Golly geez, I found a CD that went missing over a year ago! Now, all that mess is in the trunk of my new car. I only wish I hadn't been stoopid enough to fill my tank before I went out, though. Today is my work-at-home day, so I may spend my lunch break clearing some of that stuff out of there.
I saw this picture the other day and it just about cracked me up! It's probably on somebody's Christmas wish list for so many reasons...