It's been crazy busy around here.
This weekend is our annual Christmas Open House (fortunately, not at my house). I ordered a cocktail dress last week to wear. When I checked online this morning, it had not yet shipped. Yikes! I tried to call them but they are Pacific Time and were not yet open. Please, please, please let me get the dress on time. Oh, and hopefully it will fit when I get it. Why do I always wait until the last minute to do things?
We went to Sears yesterday to buy some clothes for Jim's mom. As I headed into the store, the door caught my shoe and tripped me. I thought I was just being my usual clumsy self, until the same thing happened to Jim. That's when we realized the door closure was not operating properly and was letting the door close quickly rather than slowly. So we grabbed the first employee we saw and asked if we could show her. She was grumpy. She followed us to the door, watched, and then told us there was nothing wrong with the door. That we were supposed to hold it. She was wrong and she was rude. So now we were shopping and grumbling. By the time we were ready to check out, we decided it had to be reported - both the door and the employee. The manager couldn't have been nicer and by the time our purchases were bagged and we were headed out, she had another manager and a maintenace person at the door, blocking it off until it could be fixed. And we felt better that someone - probably someone elderly - wasn't going to get hurt. Whew.
We attended the 50+ Club (we qualify) Christmas Dinner at Church last night. Our Knights of Columbus served a yummy meal of fried chicken, roast beef, corn, green beans, rolls, mashed potatoes and gravy and pie for dessert. We were serenaded with Christmas Carols while we ate. This is the first year that we weren't part of the singing. It was fun to sit and enjoy and visit with friends.
The house is decorated but the aftermath of unpacking boxes and hanging wreaths has not been cleaned up yet. The floors look like they haven't been vacuumed or swept in months. I should be cleaning instead of blogging.
I also should be embroidering some shirts for a customer. At least I got the sheets for the tables ironed (they make great table cloths).
There is so much to do between now and Christmas. Every year I say I am going to simplify things and every year I fail. They are calling for rain the night of our party. I hope they are wrong. I'd almost prefer snow to rain. Either way, parking becomes a challenge when the weather is not nice.
Time to get busy. Out to the loft to embroider some shirts and then on to work. What a miscellaneous ramble this has been. But then, that is how my brain is right now. Too much going on up there to sort through it all.
Have a wonderful week.