Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sights of the Season

Merry Christmas Everyone!  Happy Holy Days to you all. 

Here are some sights from my little piece of the world.  Enjoy your time off from what you regularly do and may you find some PEACE this weekend. 

My son, he's all happy that they sent another smoked turkey to a mailbox customer that isn't here any longer and she said we can always keep the turkeys since she didn't like it anyhow.  This is our 4th turkey!

Chocolate gifts for my delivery men and customers.

A tiny plant for my mom.

It's just not holiday time without this stuff!

Rushing to get a couple of gifts off the hook and into a gift bag!

From the backdoor of my shop you can see that Mt. Baldy has snow!

My little Charlie Brown tree that sits outside the door.  I got it years ago from Trader Joes and it was one of those tiny live trees with those little ornaments held on by chenille wire.  It's about 3 feet tall now.

Have a wonderful magical day!  I'm headed down to my mom's and then my sisters and then tomorrow off to my brother's and then back to my sisters.  Bye for now!

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Wow, we had super strong winds approx 90mph (a record for us here) that hit us Dec. 1st, early Thursday morning.  Our power got knocked out at our shop for 6 days.  Six days of no income!  Whereas, many people lost trees and awnings and some even had structure damage from big trees falling on their property, all I lost was the NOTARY sign (shingle) attached to the awning in the front window.  God only knows where that ended up.  The wind brought a cold front and boy, it was cold and dark here in my shop.  I came in every day hoping that the power would come on and could only sort mail for my mailbox customers and sign for pkgs from Fedex and UPS.  I did manage to do a few notarizations since they are a "low tech" service; good ol' paper and pen!  Soooo glad that is over and can get back to business.  This is our busy time of year and we do way more shipping for people. 

I'm making a few crochet Xmas gifts that I'll post pics of after Xmas.  The shop is closed for the day and I plan to hopefully finish my holiday shopping today.  Don't hate me!!!! I just don't have too many gifts to get this year.  My daughter isn't able to make it out here so she wants me to send her some goodies from Trader Joe's Mkt. 

I like this pic.  It's from the Crate and Barrel catalog.  Kinda cute kid isn't he?  It put me in the holiday spirit somewhat so I  thought I'd share it with ya.

Hope you're getting into the spirit of things and enjoying the season.  Wish me luck finding parking spaces!