As if one holiday at a time isn't enough, I got a mailer from Costco yesterday featuring Christmas gifts. On the back of the mailer was a large ad reminding me to get ready for Valentine's Day! I think the merchants are probably worrying that our future economy, including the rise in prices we are already experiencing, is going to lead to a change in spending habits very soon. Get it while you can seems to be their motto.
Ara arrived in Sacramento yesterday to celebrate Auti's 13th birthday, and she will remain here through the Christmas season. She brought her puppy over in the afternoon, and it's going to be exactly as I suspected. The dogs were having a grand old time, although they didn't want to be having it out in the backyard. They chased each other around in the living room where we were sitting. I have a bad feeling about Christmas Day, but I've reached the point of not caring. I also have the feeling that my dog is going to get the biggest share of the blame for anything that happens.
On a happier note, I'm looking forward to a trip to Barnes & Noble with Auti, where she can pick out a book or two (my birthday prsent to her). She and I are so much alike in the way we love actual books over the electronic kind. Nothing beats the look and feel and smell of a new book!
With tons of things I should be doing to get the house ready for Christmas company, I don't feel like doing a thing and will probably be lazy the entire day.
See ya later!