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Monday, December 24, 2012

Rushing while dragging your feet

THEN He loaded some bags And some old empty sacks On a ramshakle sleigh And he hitched up old Max.  Then the Grinch said, "Giddyap!" And the sleigh started down Toward the homes where the Whos Lay a-snooze in their town...
-"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss

First, the rush ... and what  is  the rush??  When I was in JoAnn's fabrics one day last week, what did I see on display front and center?  Valentine's Day decorations and doo-dads! 

Oh please, can't we have Christmas first?  And who's going to buy Valentine's Day candy  now??

Christmas decorations were on sale for 70% off... that's okay, though - a sale is always a good deal!

Now the dragging of the feet ... some people are out there now, doing last minute shopping.  When I used to spend Christmas with my sister, we would ALWAYS be out on Christmas Eve running around, and it was never for anything we really needed.  I just enjoyed being with Ruby, she had a way of making shopping fun! 

And where would we be first thing on December 26?  Back in the malls, getting those after-Christmas bargains!  The best deals ever were the half-price sale at the Dollar store... the cup on the right is one such bargain, it's a really good-drinking cup!

I like using Christmas mugs and because I have a pretty good collection, I have to rotate them during the Christmas season.  The green mugs at the top are part of a set of dishes I got at the Cracker Barrel in Hampton in 2008; the set has cups, dinner plates and dessert/salad plates.  I'd have liked to have had bowls too, but there weren't any.

That's my rambling for the day, I probably won't get any sewing done for a few days.  And, I'll be taking a mini-vacation from blogging for a few days.  I made a little Christmas greeting for tomorrow but other than that, I might not post again til the New Year. 

Have a warm and wonderful Christmas everyone, I hope Santa is good to you!  If you're travelling, be safe - sew forth and sew on!

1 comment:

  1. Merry Christmas, Linda. Hope you have a blessed holiday. Looking forward to "talking" with you after the New Year.


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