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Archive for December 12th, 2009

This may be one of those non-entries I blog just so I can fulfill my Holidailies goal.

As usual, I have waited until the last day to clean my house, do my laundry, pack my bags, wrap up things to mail out, etc. etc. etc.  On a good note, I have 95-percent of my Christmas cards/letters mailed today!  But my house is not as clean as I would like it.  Normally, I like to leave a tidy house when I’m going to be gone for a while.  This time, I want to clean because my MIL will be on the island while I am gone.  She won’t be staying at our house, but I’m sure she and Aunt D. and Uncle W. will be around.  Feels strange that I will miss her visit.  She comes every year and I enjoy driving around with her, going to the beach, eating out, and just having company around the house.  But – I had already made my flight plans before she made hers so – drat.  I’ll be on the mainland missing all the fun!

Sweetie and I did a little Christmas shopping today.  Due to our dwindling paychecks this year, we are trying to keep on a very strict budget for Christmas.  I’m concentrating on the immediate family with just a couple of extra things for other people.  I was dreading walking around Lahaina on a Saturday but the tourist town was strangely quiet today.  Hardly any traffic on Front Street.  The sidewalks were not packed like normal.  I’m not sure what that means.  I don’t know if people are not buying anything for the holidays or if this is just an unusually slow period for Maui.

The only nice thing about hardly having any work right now is that I don’t have so many files to lug back and forth.  Hooray.  

I’m loving the idea of this Read Your Own Books challenge.  I’ve gone through my shelves and pulled off a pile of books I’ve been meaning to read for eons. 

And with that – I need to finish cleaning up around here.  Never-ending job, ain’t it?

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