1.) A few months ago I picked up a few of those re-usable grocery bags from Wal-Mart and I am wondering why I didn’t do this sooner. The straps are long enough to sling them over your shoulder, which makes them considerably easier to carry in from the car. It also forces the cashier to pack the bags entirely, instead of having 2-5 items per bag, which drives me crazy.2.) Speaking of Wal-Mart, I was there today and was almost run over by an unruly little boy who was “helping” his dad push the cart. As I passed, the dad said, “Now don’t you run into that lady, or she’ll whoop you good.” I turned around, baffled, but they had already passed and didn’t look back. I didn’t think I looked that intimidating in my LCU sweatshirt and jeans, but who knows?
3.) My sister-in-law once commented, when I complimented her Christmas decorations, that she used to put out every Christmas thing that she owned, whether she liked it or not, simply because it was Christmas-y. More recently she started only putting out what she really liked, even if it didn’t end up being a lot in quantity. This is good advice and has been in my mind as I’ve been rummaging around my Christmas boxes.