Monday, December 18, 2006


I was right on target today, haha. Seriously, I had a great day finishing up all my Christmas shopping. It took the entire day, believe it or not... once I set my mind to task, I just had to see everything that was available so that I could make the best choices. Typically I'm not a big fan of shopping, and I avoid it at all costs. But this holiday season has been a lot of fun, and relatively stress free and that has got me just wanting to do things up big this year. I have quite a few projects in the works, things that I'm making or putting my personal efforts into making special. I try to set my mind against all the commercialism, but this has been a good year for us, and it's fun to be able to share that with our children and family.
My first stop of the morning was at the Kopper Kettle to have coffee with my mom-in-law and her friends... I had such a good time! It was fun to listen to the stories, past and present, and especially nice to experience their very close friendship. I hope I get to join them again sometime.
The next phase of my day involved shopping at various stores including Target, Sears, Big Lots, and some others that I forget the name of. The lines were short, the traffic was fairly light, and the weather was mild.
After shopping, I visited my father-in-law who recently had back surgery. He was out walking! It's so good to see him up and around. Then it was back home to Wayne to unload the car, have some dinner, and then wrap packages.
Coffee comes from the Portland Collection.


SK said...

Pop is stubburn as a mule. Note that I have used a simile rather than metaphor to indicate his level of ostinancy. I'd call him a mule, metaphorically, but mules, like apple trees, cannot yield a pleasant and so-called "successful" reproductive result without the aid of cloning, or grafting, and clearly Pop has 3 non-cloned, non-grafted (I am not the daughter of Frankenstein), "successful" children.

It seems to be true, though, that to want to be healed often helps one heal faster, so touchee to Pop.

Love and Affection,

fiddler said...

Your pop is something else, and stubborn is one word to describe him... I think he is also quite sweet but it seems to be buried a little deeper than some folks so it takes patience and a tender eye to see through to it... He has yielded good fruit, so I'll agree that he's not really a mule :)