“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”

The day is dreary with early morning rain leaving the sky dark and the air feeling a bit dank. The house is as warm as usual but somehow feels colder. I’m wearing a sweatshirt. Gracie finds the couch more inviting than her outside jaunts.

I’m going to bring up some Christmas from the cellar. I’ll keep going as long as my back does. It looks like no outside lights today as I doubt Skip, my factotum, will be by to put them up. Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny.

I’ve turned on all the lights strands in the different rooms. The kitchen has red chili lights and seashell lights. The bathroom has a small tree made of driftwood and strung with white lights. This room has a string of colored lights wrapped around the old wooden ironing board leaning against the closet. In the dark, the lights give the house a festive glow.

I’m not doing any errands today. Like Gracie, I am content to be inside where it is dry and warm. Other than Christmas I have nothing on my household to do list. I changed the bed yesterday and you already know about my triumph over the laundry. I do have my Christmas cards to sign, address and send, but I need to buy stamps so I’m thinking to put them on the list for later in the week. Wednesday will be my errand day.

We vote tomorrow for the Water Commissioner. I don’t remember why it wasn’t on the November ballot, but because it is the only race, the number of voters will probably be low.   One of the hopefuls is doing some door to door. I used to work with him so he’ll get my vote. Besides, even if I didn’t know him, I’d be impressed he is running a campaign.

Okay, I admit I am watching the Hallmark holiday movies. All that sugar is addictive. There is also a comfort in knowing all of them have happy endings. I look forward to that.

 

 

 

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6 Comments on ““Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Grey and dull here and a few degrees above 32. It has rained on and off I think but not enough to make my car look clean 🙂

    I still haven’t done anything with my cards, I still have a few days before it is too late for the overseas ones to reach their destinations before christmas. I better start with them tomorrow.

    Very little christmas in my home, I need to clean up a lot before I start with that 🙂 We have a saying here that christmas lasts till easter so I don’t feel stressed about it 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      It is raining again here. It is warmer than there but still an ugly day.

      Like you, I have been procrastinating. I need to get in gear and do stuff. The problem has been my back doesn’t like it when I lift stuff.

      I want to get my house ready for the season so I will do some stuff today but later!

      Have a great evening!!

  2. flyboybob Says:

    Another dreary day with thunderstorms predicted later this afternoon. We didn’t get as much rain as I had expected over the weekend. The weather prognosticator on TV is predicting an arctic cold front on Thursday morning with our lowest temperatures since March 2015. There talking about our first freeze.

    I had to take today off to get my son’s car to the body shop. His car was hit on the street on Friday and the rear window was smashed as well as the rear bumper along with a crease on the D pillar right above the fuel cap. This was just another kerfuffle with a huge headache that I didn’t need.

    I’ve come to the conclusion that most people are just incompetent. The wrecker driver was supposed to pick up the car Friday night and take it to a covered storage facility to get it out of the rain. The driver had no plastic with him to cover the smashed rear windshield and told me the car would be stored outdoors. I refused to let him take the car and moved it under my covered parking space. This morning the wrecker driver told me where he was taking the car for repairs but gave me the wrong company’s name at the correct address. The wrecker company dispatcher had the correct address but the wrong name. Then he tried to argue with me while I looked at the repair shop on Google maps. 🙂 I finally located the car andI’m waiting to hear back from the adjuster.

    I have tried for three days to make lemonade out of this portion of lemons I was given.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      Wow, we are going to be in the 40’s for the next few days. Boston got a coating of snow and the western part of the state got more. They always get whacked. We had a dreary day too, and it rained all afternoon.

      I hate it when I have to do car stuff. Last time I got an oil change they needed to do brake pads too. Too much money!

      I wonder if it is incompetence or that people don’t care. I find a lot of people can’t be troubled putting effort into anything. It drives me crazy. You have to tell them things two or three times as they didn’t listen the first time.

      Sometimes you just use the lemon to complement the drink!!

      • Bob Says:

        Crappy service seems to be the norm these days. No wonder on line shopping is so popular because you don’t expect any service and that’s exactly what you get. 🙂

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        I actually find the on-line stores amazing. They send all sorts of e-mails which let me track my package, respond to e-mailed questions and do a follow-up. The best part is I can shop in my comfy around the house clothes.


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