Monday, November 30, 2009

Holidays... AGH!

Thanksgiving has come and gone and now the focus is on Christmas. Having been unemployed for the past two years makes it challenging for gift giving, but I have come up with a solution. A purely homemade holiday. I'm no Martha Stewart, but I am handy with a needle (cross-stitch, sewing and knitting), and not to shabby in the kitchen. So I should be Okay. Now to organize the time...

As Christmas becomes more commercialized and pressure to spend money bears down, the more I rebel. I don't like being pressured, confined or controlled. I also don't fall for the horrendous barrage of 15-30 second commercials blaring their sales at me when I'd rather continue watching the program I was enjoying. Since when did commercials last longer than the TV program?? Thank heaven for DVR. I can enjoy my evening without missing anything and fast forward through the carnival barkers.

My charity project is going slower than I'd like. I'm knitting hats for children in Head Start and have sent out the word of the need. I know there are a lot of charities, and funds are precious, but there are more ways to help than writing a check. Investing time and energy and caring means a lot, if not more. I'll keep moving forward!!

I've decided that if I don't find a job by year's end, I'll return to school and learn something new. Perhaps if I get a degree in something, I could work for the State. I know I could do a lot better than some of the people working in the Food Stamp office. YIKES!! Haven't needed it for years, but still...

Internet time is up! Now to do some tidying for an hour, then knitting, then... well, you get the idea... need to schedule just about everything these days!