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Tis' the Season

Queen4JGro's picture
on December 21, 2011 - 6:35pm

The people that do not believe in nor celebrate Christmas will not be in agreement with me. And I have a few friends that do not. However, for those that do, I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed the television programming on the Hallmark Channel since the day after Thanksgiving. All of the movies in the evening are Christmas related. Lifetime has also had some good movies. I am not a television watcher, so this is a huge compliment. Also, our radio stations have been playing more Christmas music than they have in the past. Thank you very much. There is nothing like walking around a store listening to Josh Groban singing one of the songs he recorded on his Noel album. I just stop and dream. Then sigh, Then go about my business.

I was shopping in Walmart last Friday night around 8 p.m. It was amazing to see so many young women in pajama bottoms. If it wasn't so wet outside, they would have been wearing slippers. I remember my mother telling me stories about back in the late 1940's how she and her friends would dress when they went shopping; hat, gloves, shoes and coat matched. Yes, this was during WW II or shortly after. She made very little money, but had a charge account at one of the big shot department stores. When she told me that I shook my head and said, "That is where my daughter got it." She laughed. Times have changed.

I live in the part of Michigan where during this time of year wearing boots is an absolute necessity. I can tell you that as of 9:30 p.m. on 12/21/11, we do not have any snow at all. I have dead grass. It is 28 degrees - above zero! I remember a Christmas like this several years ago, but it was warm enough to golf then. It is a very weird feeling. My son wants a snowskate for Christmas. Seems rather useless. As crazy as it may sound, depending on how the wind blows, we could have 10 inches by Christmas day.

TIme for me to shop online. Flash sales. I only have been looking. Never know.

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