December 23, 2020
Good morning. Tis sunny with temps in the mid thirties today. It's supposed to warm up the next two days, but of course we'll be expecting rain with those nice temps.
Can you believe it? Santa Claus comes tomorrow night. Is everybody ready? I'll have to check my supply of carrots and apples. The reindeer love them!
Well, last evening, I put a few more rows on my pocket wrap and used up the remaining Sandstone yarn. Then, with the variegated yarn, I made a second pocket to put on the other end of the wrap when it is finished. I've already been checking the list of my yarn stash in order to stave off yarn withdrawal.
Definition of "stave off." transitive verb - to fend off - to ward off - forestall.
Don't you just love these uncommon, not often used words? I do. Many years ago, I was an executive secretary to a man who just loved long, seldom used words. I had to study the dictionary every night and learn new words in order to keep up with him.
How about some fun? Yesterday was Ugly Sweater day at Amazon, so Deanne sent me photos of the sweater she made and wore to work. Great job Deanne! Gosh, we never had fun like this back when I was working.
Today, I'm still trying to track down two packages that I mailed out on December 14. All I could find out is that they are both floating around somewhere in transit. I even called the Post Office, but they hung up on me after saying that everyone is having the same problems.
It's really sad, this Postal delivery system. It started out as a darn good system. But over the years, paychecks and benefits got bigger and fatter, and service started costing much more for less service. Don't get me wrong, I know that a lot of the mail carriers do work hard. But I also know that a lot of the employees work hard at working the system, costing both money and service.
The Post Office says that they have a lot of employees out because of Covid. Does that mean almost the whole work force? The Post Office could have recalled a lot of their employees who are out on leave or temporarily let go. I don't envy the working conditions for the Postal workers, but I do think the system could be run a lot more efficiently. Don't be mad at me. I'm just stating my opinion.
Deanne is stopping by today and I want to do my blog reading now before she gets here. So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.