Wrapping Paper…

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So Christmas day has passed, and you are perhaps surrounded by piles of ripped and crumpled wrapping paper, ribbons, and boxes. As you gather all the rubbish and make your way to the recycle bin, you may be like me and reflect on how people used to handle the post-Christmas mess.

According to my Mom, unwrapping presents was a neater experience back in the day. People didn’t open packages with reckless abandon because the paper, boxes, and ribbon all had to be saved. You would gingerly tear along the tape and carefully remove the paper and ribbon from around the gift. That paper would be gently laid into a pile. After the gifts were all unwrapped, the task of ironing and preserving the paper and wrapping materials began. Once flattened and crisp again, everything was neatly stored in a drawer for use again next year. It was a different time, and people were less apt to waste anything. Could you imagine doing that today?

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic All Rights Reserved)

White Christmas…

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So if you’ve never seen “White Christmas” with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen, it’s playing all day today on AMC. The next showing is starting right now. It is a must watch…Filmed totally on a sound stage, it offers what made earlier films so fabulous. I saw it for the first time just now, and I’m sold! Check it out…

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic All Rights Reserved)

 

Black Friday…Already??

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So now that we’ve run into November, all of the holiday commercials have started. But here’s the one that has me perplexed:

Black Friday…Already??

As we all know, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year falling on the day after Thanksgiving. So this year that date is November 29th.

Many stores are advertising Black Friday prices starting now! Why bother having Black Friday if you can get the deals 27 days ahead of schedule.

Perhaps it’s because Thanksgiving falls so late this year, that the shops are trying to maximize on the dollars in a tighter period of time. Or maybe they are trying to appeal to shoppers like me, who normally do not brave the crowds on Black Friday. Either way it’s just odd to see those adds so early in the season.

Oh well…I guess I’ll go shopping…

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

Halloween Candy…

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So tonight is Halloween, and the kids will be knocking on your door with adorable or scary costumes, smiling faces, and a gleeful “Trick or Treat!” Are you ready? Do you have enough candy?

If you’re like many people, you HAD enough candy. Because if you bought treats too early, you may be just about out by now. Oh, it’s not only you who has enjoyed them. Your husband, your kids, and their friends have all noshed on those sweet goodies ahead of the big night.

So dash out to market to pick up more bonbons. I’ll see you there, along with the rest of the neighborhood.

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

 

 

 

 

Independence Day Celebration…

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Hot dogs sizzling on the grill,

festivals galore,

cold beer in the cooler,

sparklers,

children’s laughter,

red, white, and blue,

splashing in the pool,

flags everywhere,

gathering with friends and family,

fireworks,

music playing,

apple pie,

and parades.

 

Just some of the elements of a perfect Independence Day celebration.

Have fun and be safe…

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)