Before I go on about my not-very-interesting day, I want to say that my heart is full and I have been so moved by your wonderful posts and private emails after my last post. I am overwhelmed with your thoughtfulness and caring and I have received all of your hugs in love and comfort. If I haven't yet answered you personally, I apologize.
When I left the house this morning, there were 19 turkeys on my next door neighbor's lawn. Nineteen! Oy.
|eeeeeeeeeeek! I hate them!|
|I am standing in my driveway taking this picture.|
I bought Emma a book at a local, independent bookstore. It did not cost me any more than if I had gone to Barnes & Noble, and the owner wrapped it. Then, she didn't have another book I wanted for myself so she asked if they could order it. Yes, they could. I felt very good.
Then I drove across town to an independent toy store and bought something I would never have found in Target or Toys R Us. And she wrapped it. And I was happy to give her the business; she has been there for 5 years and just came back from the Toy Show at the Javits and gave me a sample of something new to give Emma to try.
Yes, Amazon is convenient and discounts everything, and I do buy things from Amazon. But less than I used to because they are putting everybody out of business and it is well known that they mistreat their employees. There are reports all over the place about this, including a current one in the Seattle Times. Now they want to build a warehouse in NJ and want a sales tax holiday for 2 years, while the independent stores have to collect and pay it. Ha.
Tonight, I have been working. I'm in the midst of stitching a small piece and maybe I'll get it done by tomorrow. Right now - off to bed before the whole night is gone. Thank you again for being there; I don't know what I'd do without you.