One thing that I don’t mind doing is wrapping presents. Some people don’t like to do it, but I don’t mind at all. It’s no problem for me to get out all the paper and tape and go to town. I have a system that really works and I can wrap a lot of presents in a very short time. I even like to put ribbons on mine to add that extra touch.
This year I found some paper at the mall that I really liked. I bought enough to wrap all my presents and am very satisfied with it. It brings me great joy to wrap the boxes knowing that someone will be happy with the gift found inside. The gifts look great under the tree and are awaiting Christmas day!
One of the things that I really love about YouTube is that you can find just about any and everything that you could image looking for. As much as I am not into Christmas music, considering I hear so much of it at the mall on the nights that I work at the kiosk during the holiday season for the past couple of years,
I did enjoy this version of “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Jimmy Fallan, Mariah Carey and The Roots. It managed to find itself on to YouTube pretty darned quick, that is one of the reasons why I like YouTube.
As I’ve said before, one of the things that I don’t like about YouTube is that these wonderful videos can and do disappear, more often than not at some point. Some songs I have spent a good amount of time locating just the right version with the best audio possible and gone to listen to it and Badda Boom, Badda Bing it is forever gone! Man that just burns me up.
I’ve gone back to re read some of my previous post that had an YouTube video embedded in it and all there is now is an empty black box, which I’m sure Google doesn’t much care for and I’m probably being penalized for when they do their quarterly ranking sweeps. I’m guessing I should delete the whole post but I really hate doing that.
Years back I spent the months of October, November, December, January and February working at one of the many kiosks that are crammed in the local mall during the crazy holiday shopping season. And then it’s all about the returns, the using of all the recently purchased gift cards and then the dreaded inventory, ugh. At least I didn’t have to help tear down and remove the fairly good sized kiosk that a lot of other employees had to do for their company(s). I’ve helped with the tear-down process before, it takes place in the middle of the night and takes hours of hard labor after all ready pulling a long shift, with little or no profit being made on all of that hard work.
I got to know so many really cool and unique people at the mall. There were so many long boring hours of just sitting there hour after hour after hour just ready to start to yell and scream while pulling my hair out. Thank goodness for the other kiosk workers that would sit and talk to help the time pass a bit easier. It was nice to know that there were other people experiencing the same issues as I was dealing with. When you have to use the restroom or grab a bite to eat and/or drink, it is imperative to have at least one other person know about it and keep a good eye out on your stand while you are gone to do your business.
I got really friendly with a guy from Turkey that sold candles at his kiosk. He would talk for hours about his home land from which I learned a great from just listening to him and asking questions. I would have gladly jumped on plane with him just to see all the wonderful and beautiful things and traditions that he remembered about Turkey. Last I hear he was driving a truck, one of those big 18 wheeler. Every time I hear about Turkey and/or see a candle I think of him. Out of the blue my kid sister dropped in on me at work today to say hi and to give me a nice set of baies candle by diptyque that she bought for me, which look so elegant on the shelve in my hallway and smell so wonderful all the way down the hallway. These are some of her favorite candles, so when she finds a good deal on them she loads up and always keeps me in her heart and in her mind.
I am one of the many that are trying to keep food on the table, the utilities paid up, the mortgage company off of my back, and the bill collectors that keep calling all day and evening. I have had to take on another job, just part time, but still giving them over 25 hours a week of my time for a lousy $7.70 an hour. I start in three weeks.
It isn’t all that hard, I’ve done it before, sitting at one of those seasonal kiosks that always pack in the malls during the Christmas Holiday Shopping Season. I get to sit down when business is slow, so I get a lot of reading done, with my book of the week that I so enjoy. And I get to see a lot of people that I normally don’t get to see very often, almost everyone goes to the mall at some point during the holiday season even though more and more folks are doing a good amount of their holiday shopping online these days. There are still many reasons to go to mall even if you don’t buy a single gift this time of the year.
The one thing I’m not looking forward to is hearing the same old Christmas/Holiday songs that they play over and over and over and over and over and over and over . . .