Here's some random stuff I've learned over the last few days.
1. I stopped at the store to buy a few things, including a bag of carrots. I told the young male cashier they were for the deer. Noting his frown I told him, "You know, the deer that pull Santa's sleigh. I have cookies for Santa but no carrots for the deer." He then tells me that he's from the city (around here that means NYC) and they didn't have any deer. I was too stunned to enlighten or correct him.
2. My niece doesn't know how to sew. Not even to fix a small hole in a piece of clothing. It's not a terrible thing. Just something we forgot to pass down to her.
3. When talking about going to a wake, my college-aged nephew says that his generation 'doesn't do that'. I know his parents taught him more respect than that. I know his parents taught him that its the right thing to do. When did a whole generation decide that it's okay to skip out on being a decent human being?
4. My son and I were talking with a bunch of young guys that we know and when we parted ways I told my son to shake each of their hands 'like a man'. One of the guys asked me what I meant by that.
5. While out shopping for the Christmas holidays we saw a bunch of regular folks being terrible people. Not just rude or pushy but reckless drivers and others with poor judgement and dangerous attitudes. I asked my husband if he thought those same people would act that way while shopping at Easter or Mother's Day. Why its okay to be horrible and get away with it at Christmas?
6. Free books do not equal good books.
7. Cats want to play with Legos just as much as my son does.
8. Slippers are awesome.
9. The world keeps on revolving if I don't send out Christmas cards.
10. My book ain't gonna write itself. I checked.
Have a safe and happy New Year!