Re: September 2012
posted at 9/17/2012 4:09 PM EDT
I just finished opening my mail, Hats, and most of it can be discarded. My schedule is all thrown off today too, because I didn't get home til close to 2:00, ate lunch soon after, and now I look at the clock as I enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack size Hershey's, and it's nearly 4:00, and I'm nowhere near even thinking of cooking supper. Haven't been to T.J. Maxx in a couple of years, I think. Used to shop there all the time, but now their tiny parking lot is next to impossible to find a spot. Means parking and walking quite a distance, which is OK on the in-run, but not the outgoing if you have heavy or large purchases. Two of my gifts are going back to Marshall's, one a stuffer that I thought was tea bags, but instead are infusions, and a beautiful baking dish when G.T. reminded me of the gift that person gave me last year, a basket with a broken handle that she knew about but said, "I figured you could give it a little glue and it would be good as new" !! She doesn't read these boards, so no fear of my disclosing that we decided that I would glue the handle, and fill it with very small treasures and return it to her this Christmas! - Sounds like the true spirit of giving, doesn't it - lol - but really, this woman sold her house for close to $1,000,000. We are having some chuckles over it anyway, so at least her selection wasn't a total loss. - No admonishments, please about why bother giving with that attitude, this lady is what she is, and she is the first to say, "I know, I'm cheap." She'll laugh with me when she opens the package.
Your Christmas book is a great idea. I have several lists tucked away in the Christmas Card box of things I put in previous Christmas baskets, but haven't updated it the last couple of years. It's a good idea so you don't gravitate back to the same gift category.
Pingo, next time you pick up scripts if you're lucky enough to see Peter, tell him I've missed him the past probably 3 times I've been there, a different manager has been on. I never go up on the same day, so have lost track of when he's there and not.
Your mentioning apple crisp, Hats, hit a note with me, was thinking of making a big dish of that for Sunday, but with the carpal tunnel I have a hard time peeling and slicing all the apples I'd need for the amount I'd need. My hands cramp up in that "holding apple" position.
Off to see what Judge Judy has to offer today.