End of years tend to be a bit of a wrap up and for me a tidy up and out of extraneous things, like the flotsam that floats around in my mind. Mostly worthless bits like things that have amused me or irritated me.
1. Bowed shoes. Around here, back in my day, slingback shoes were called "Fuck me" shoes. Shoes with a bow at the heel were...Fuck me NOW! I believe these certainly qualify.
This week it was in the 70s one day and then in the 30s the next day.
As for me, I was much happier with the latter and managed to get a whole
day of little chores done, the kind that mean driving hither and yon
for one item/chore per place. If it's cold, I can do it. If it's warm or
warm and muggy, there's not much chance of me getting more than one or
two done. Yes, I have a great a/c in my car but still... And yes, 70 is
not at all suitable for December weather in Maryland.
Amongst my many stops on that great run-about to shops in the cold day,
I had to go into Target because HE forgot he was running out of
vitamins. Being the (occasional) loving wife, I went for him. There in
Target were printed, I mean printed like I told you to write X and run off 25 copies, and scotch tape them around the store, flyers announcing 10% off this week I think. 10%??? 10% and there were even items excepted from that great bargain,
like all electronics. Yes, I am one of those shoppers who almost never
buys anything not on sale and if you want to lure me to your sale, it
had better be at least 30%-50%. I am a dutiful cutter of Michaels and AC
Moore coupons, but usually wait for the 50% ones, though I have been
know to use the 40% off ones also.
Digi stores that
want you to do a boatload of challenges to win a coupon for what...5%
off a purchase? That just makes me shake my head and wonder why I'd
bother spending hours making all those layouts for at best $1.20 off a
$24. template. Would you?
3. Julianne Kost has this great idea for an end of year slideshow
with iPhone images. Clean and rather inrospective, much like the
photographer. I thought about making a similar slide show with our food
photos but decided I'd end up getting hungry when I don't need to. And
who wants to look at more food after a good or at least filling meal?
Does it happen to you? the expanding amaryllis? Each year I wonder
about these bulbs. I hadn't had one for a long time and then dh's
sister sent us a bulb set a couple of years ago. Well that gives me an
obligation to deal with it. After that year, I waited a bit and
occasionally managed to buy my paper white bulbs early enough to have
them blooming at Christmas. Mostly because of my tardiness, they bloomed
sometime in January or February. Fine with me. Many years I waffled
about getting an amaryllis because they seem to be so demanding. They
take up more space, you need a place where an 18" stalk can be
showcased, and then they bloom. They are the kid in the Christmas
pageant silently screaming "Look at me! Look at me!" Well, I got one at
the grocery store this year, already in a good bloom for $9.99. Great
look, great price. After stalk one died, stalk two took over and got
about 2 ft tall, bloomed its heart out and fell over during the night.
That stalk is now a cut flower. Silly plants.
5. btw, I took the dialect quiz
on the New York Times website. I came out as true southerner from New
Orleans to Arkansas. Uh...not quite my locale but maybe I've been
hanging out with more true southerners than I know.
See you in the New Year!
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