I should have said yesterday that I have decent news to share today. Because great to me does not mean great to you. And there is a good chance that this will make most of you in other states go, "meh." (read all the way to the end for extra good news--not as in "extra good" but as in additional news that might be considered good. sigh)
The other day I was driving late at night in a snowstorm, which is pretty scary. Smaller cars were sliding all around me, some careening down the hills with little control and others getting stuck while going up the hill.
there was a red sign lit up on my right. One of the most glorious signs I have ever seen, for it was
and underneath it another sign that announced that their official opening date will be November 30th.
I wish I could tell you that I remained composed and focused on the snowy road. I wish I could tell you that I didn't announce it to my kids with the same excitement as a fantasy vacation or a new car. Perhaps we all started discussing WHAT we would buy first and which kid would be able to get out of school for this blessed occasion.
I ought to be embarrassed at my giddiness.
Alas, I am not embarrassed. For my giddiness is real.
Christmas? What is Christmas? This is one of my dearest wishes come true. I am even considering applying for a job at my local Trader Joe's. If they would take me on Saturdays only. For a few hours. And full benefits.
Oh, but Christmas IS coming. The goose IS getting fat. I am making my holiday music mix and to make today's news even more GREAT, I am offering one mix to one lucky commenter. Because I am a giver, as you well know.
Leave me a comment, tell me your favorite store or your favorite Trader Joe's product. OR you can write "consumerism is killing us" and I will accept that. I will pick a winner later this week. You want to win. TRUST.