Sunday, December 13, 2009

Some things you won't be getting for Christmas

I went back to work last month at Lands End but I actually work as a personal shoppper for Sears. So all day long when I work.............I am on the computer chatting with customers. Shoppers who are online trying to find something at Sears or Kmart. If I can't find it at those stores, I then go off and search the web for you. Sometimes I actually get a sale but most of the time people are looking for some of the impossible to find items this year.

The one I search for most often is a game called Mindflex by Mattel. Retails for $79.99 but since it is out of stock EVERYWHERE people are selling it on Ebay and Amazon for almost $200. Whoever thought of this game has struck gold. Ellen had it on her talk show last week and the calls have gone up big time since then. It's a game where you wear a head set and send mind waves to the ball to make it rise into the air...........hmm.......what will they come up with next? If you missed it on Ellen and still want to see it, just google the word Mindflex.

Another big item is Barbie's glamour camper or her townhouse. Hard to believe that Barbie is still popular but even harder to believe what people will spend on her accessories. I have close to 30 dolls here at the house for Allayah to play with when she comes over. She does have her own jeep and a bedroom set but none of these were even near $15 which is a drop in the hat when it comes to the townhouse or camper.

Now you can understand how hard it is to come home from work and sit on my own computer just for fun. After 8 hours of chatting with people from all over the United States........the last thing I want to do is type some there is cleaning, cooking and I still have to finish making some Christmas cards. Don't get me wrong...........I really enjoy being a personal shopper...........especially if I can help them find something they are looking for. It's just that I'm not used to working full time and especially not during the holidays when I want to be decorating my house, making gifts and cards and of course baking cookies. Thank goodness it is only temporary so soon I will be home again full time and I won't have to worry about driving to work in a blizzard. Yes we had a blizzard here in Wisconsin last week........almost 12 inches and then came the bone chilling cold ......................... temps below zero and wind chills at -20.BRRRR!!! They are now talking 3 to 5 inches of snow tomorrow. Good thing I have off tomorrow since I worked today.

I do miss blogging and I miss spending time in my scraproom (the messiest place in the house at the moment) but it is nice to earn some extra spending money for Christmas gifts. I'll be back again soon!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thanksgiving fun

I can't believe I haven't been on my blog for such a long time and I can give you the excuse of the new job and Thanksgiving but.................there really isn't any excuse to miss my friends online.

Thanksgiving was great! My youngest son Travis came up with his son Alex and he also brought along Allayah. His girlfriend Jamie came up later that night too. My dining room table looked really nice with all the matching napkins and placemats,a gift from my friend Betsy (thanks again!). I even made little nametags for everyone so they would know where they sat. It was fun using some of my border punches and just getting my creative juices flowing. The turkey was great and if you've never used an oven bag for your turkey you don't know what you are missing. So easy and so very moist.

We had our 2 oldest grandkids for 3 days. They played so well together we didn't even realize we had kids in the house. They spent hours in my scraproom just being creative (they LOVED the cuttlebug), they played at the park and of course we swam for hours. Friday night we all went bowling and wouldn't you know I forgot my new camera (normally I carry one in my purse at all times). But I did get some cute pictures of the kids swimming so I will share them with you.

I took everyone to Lands End on Friday since the company store was open and they all found some really good deals. Plus they got to be the first people to ride in our new car. We went to Sears on black Friday but otherwise avoided the stores. We had too many other fun family things to do and I can shop anytime right? Actually my job is being a personal shoppper online for Sears so that's all I do every day when I work.

Well I'm off to find my scraproom again so I can make some Christmas cards.......yes I know I should have them done a LONG time ago but this has been one very strange year. Do you have all your Christmas cards done??