It’s getting to be a common occurrence – I make my phone calls at my desk. There is a phone and a TV remote there. Lately I find myself trying to make phone calls on the TV remote. It doesn’t work. Is this an early sign of dotty or preoccupation? I’ll go with preoccupation!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – Much as I whine about the earliness of retail Christmas I have learned a few lessons the hard way. Stores are not stocking inventory as in the past. If there is something you want you need to grab it early. The beloved husband and I found ourselves at Home Depot shopping for something else and there was the Christmas display. We had a spirited conversation on whether we needed new trees for the front porch. We bought new ones.
The high holy days – The beloved husband refers to November as the high holy days of the year. It has something to do with his birthday. We don’t do the gifts and parties anymore but we do special dinners and day trips. Even though his birthday is Thanksgiving week we have already had a very special dinner and a day trip is planned for….Hobby Lobby (for more Christmas decorations)! I know the excitement is excruciating! Maybe we’ll fit in Longwood Gardens too.
Speaking of birthdays – We have quite a few in November. The granddaughters are going to be nine. How did that happen? I went looking for birthday bags for gifts and all I found were Christmas/holiday wrappings. Are people with a November-December birthday expected to get their birthday gifts from Santa?
A yen – Do you ever get a “yen” for something? (Yen meaning a strong desire not the financial currency) I have had one for really good Mexican food for a while. We had one good Mexican restaurant (run by real Mexicans instead of Greeks who seem to own all food restaurants locally). It closed a few years ago. All the rest are chains. They are ok but not special. I keep on looking.