An easier way to go — Earlier this week I had lunch with an old friend (as in long-tenured not age-old!). She had sent an email to her friends saying there would be no formal cards or decorating or parties for her this year. She wished everyone a happy holiday season with a Christmas emoji. Don’t feel sad. Her days will be filled doing the stuff she wants to do instead of old tired traditions she doesn’t. I thought it was brilliant. When I got home I send her a Christmas emoji greeting by email!
It’s the holidays so what will go wrong? – Something always happens at any holiday. This year I feel lucky. One of my teeth popped a veneer two days before a scheduled appointment (woo hoo!). Perfect timing! I won’t be looking like a hillbilly for the holiday. We found a spot on the upstairs ceiling. Looks like a water leak but nothing is wet and there is no sign of a roof leak. We don’t have to cart buckets around for Christmas.
Speaking of luck – I am not lucky. Ever. I can count on one hand the number of times I have won anything and it’s always the smallest prize or one I don’t want. I once won a raffle gift that I had donated. Seriously, how bad is that? This week a local store was giving out gift cards from $5 to $500. The odds are high that everyone will get a $5 card. I got $10. (Ok, it’s not much but I’m taking it as a win!)
Overdrive – The FedEx, UPS and USPS delivery guys have been going crazy on our street this week. It’s always sad when they pass our house without dropping off gifts. It’s as if they were Santa. Then again, every delivery is a charge on the credit card so maybe we made out. Hats off to all delivery workers for what was a record-breaking season.
Speaking of deliveries – It’s wonderful that you can track your package. I have one on the way. Sort of. Maybe. The tracking said it was in Philadelphia (nearby city). The next message was “carrier delay” from Kentucky. Then it was out for delivery followed by another carrier delay. Now it’s back at the local facility. I don’t need the package for Christmas and I know those workers are working hard to keep up.
So how was your week?