Wednesday, November 9, 2011
TIS THE SEASON
I'll never figure out why my name is on every mailing list on this planet. I don't even do catalog shopping, so somebody is accessing my name and address off the Internet. No big surprise there!
From the comfort of my living room sofa I can peruse the Smithsonian institute gift shop, imagine how fleece feels from Lands End, anticipate fun from Toy's R Us, Pottery Barn for Kids and a new place called Bit's and Pieces! I can even purchase a goat to be sent to the darkest corner of Africa through Samaritans Purse. (Honeybuns actually received that one year! It was a hit!)
There are hundreds more!
Hams, cookies, popcorn, sausage, spices, and candy can almost be tasted if I look at the pictures long enough. I could buy a car with a touch of a button on my phone.
I try really hard to stay OUT of the stories during this holiday buying frenzy season. It helps the budget stay intact and who needs to dust anymore knick-knacks and what-nots! (Don't you love the sounds of those words and wonder their origin?)
Evidently I need to stay away from the mailbox, too!