Hi! Only 2 more shopping days till Christmas and boy am I glad! After today I'm completely worn out! I just don't see how the shoppers all have so much energy – most of them must have desk jobs! HA!
It's 10:45 p.m. - and I just got done eating my supper. Despite the late hour I still had a pretty good one - liver, aparagus (sp?) and green pepper (w/my liver) It was all very good. I've gotten so I really like apagarus [sic] - except it's so expensive!
I've worked late every night this week. Tomorrow (Sunday) the store will be open 11:00 till 7:00. Monday the store will just be open till 5:30. Then after Christmas I'm not going to be working as much!
Thanks today for the Christmas Newsletter & also personal letter. We also heard from Cris today. He didn't say anything too shocking – said that they had eaten hamburgers & F.F's. It (the letter) was written the day after they got there. [Senegal, visiting Joe] It's hard for me to believe that I was there just a year ago this time.
We've had quite a few Christmas cards from some of the shop people – Donna Brown, Arlene Curtis, Rosemary Gilland, & Mrs. Salisbury.
I didn't win the contest. Fran Quightey [?] did – she'll be happy when she gets back. She left this morning for Chicago for a week. My divisional manager said that on almost every form w/out fail that a customer filled out on me that they said that I really knew my merchandise & stock. He said he was happy about that. Now that I didn't win I don't have to worry about spending the money!! HA!
It's been so cold down here – but still not as cold as I read about in the paper for Ohio – or Maine!!
I'm enclosing an article that was in the Palm Beach County paper. The picture is of Jennifer - my dept. manager and one of our display tables. I thought it was a pretty good article.
When I was out at the shopping mall on Friday I bought some dry soybeans - Grandma cooked them up yesterday. They tasted pretty good - on W.W. you eat them instead of meat. They are much cheaper – also a nice change!
The other morning I had blueberry pancakes – except they turned out to be more like a pudding. I put a piece of white bread, an egg, and ¼ cup of blueberries in the blender – w/some vankilla, artificial sweetner & water. After I blended that all up I added the other ¼ cup of berries – then put the "batter" in a teflon skillet. I guess I added too much liquid – but like I said it was a very good pudding. I just put it in a bowl & got out a spoon!
I've got a good recipe for apple cookies – I'll let you know how they come out. I'm afraid most of my W.W. people aren't trying too hard w/ the "holiday season" here. they all seem satisfied if they just stay the same.
Tomorrow at work there is a free buffet – for anyone who works. I'm going to go – hope there will be some food there that I can eat!
Better get some sleep for now –