Friday, December 26, 2008

The Day After Christmas

The cashier at the department store was eager to complete my last minute before Christmas sale.

"I've been here since 4:45." she said.

"4:45? A.M.??"

"Yes, I'm tired and I haven't had anything to eat all day long."

This conversation took place at approximately 2 p.m. and even I, who did 8 years hard time in retail, was appalled by the idea of anyone getting up at such an hour to deal with the general public.

"Here's your earned Store-Bucks which can be used starting the day after Christmas," she offered before attempting to clock out.

I'd somehow, unwittingly earned twenty dollars in store credit and I was being tempted to shop the day after Christmas. They've probably scheduled weary employees to arrive again at 4:45.

I, however, have no desire to spend my Store Bucks the day after Christmas. I'm choosing instead to stay in my pajamas and hand wash crystal stemware in hot sudsy water, somehow finding pleasure in putting things in order.

And you??

P.S. I'm in heaven. My mom got me a year's subscription to Smithsonian magazine and the first copy arrived on Christmas eve.

13 comments:

Heidi said...

That sounds like a wonderful day....climb in the hot sudsy water with the stemware!! ME, I have only 2 loads of laundry this to do this morning. I was on strike yesterday and the milk man did all the laundry for me...what a guy!

chocolatechic said...

Today is payday, so I must venture out.

The girl must eat.

Becky said...

I'm with you on the staying in! I might do a little shopping.....cyber shopping! Becky

Joanna said...

Anyday I can spend in my pajama's, is a great day. I like to ease in to the day in bed while reading, watching TCM on TV, and browsing on my laptop. My Irish Terriers are snuggled up to me. On the other hand, Mike is not a bed person, he always jumps up, gets dressed, and starts working around here but he doesn't mind that I like to be a lady of leisure on my days off from my away-from-home job.

onebrick said...

I am with you. It's 10:30 and I'm still in my pj's. When I do crawl out of them it's going to be to soak ME in hot sudsy water.

The Online Mom said...

It's one of the few days a year my husband is home. So I'm going to just try to be in the same room as him. :)

Doreen said...

Sounds like a nice day. I too am relaxing today..I'm sitting here right now by the fire..freshly showered and in my new fuzzy pink robe...I'm going to put "Becoming Jane" on and just relax!

I just found your blog..I LOVE it. I'll be adding you to my blogs i follow if you don't mind.

Enjoy your day!
Doreen

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Suzanne; Sounds like a really relaxing day. hubby and I are not doing any thing today. I have had a very busy two days I mean very tiring two days, so I am doing as little as possible. Have a wonderful relaxing day...

Hugs;
Alaura

lifeinredshoes said...

I have no desire to shop either. Happy Jammie Day.

Anonymous said...

It is no guilt day..eat too many sweets, lounge and watch t.v. and avoid chores-except the laundry. Mom always gives me power tools for Christmas. This time it was a circular saw! So I have to watch more HGTV and DIY shows to get ideas.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Putting things in order always makes me feel better. I'm cleaning out closets today! blessings, marlene

Karen said...

We had our first White Christmas for years, yesterday. Was really pretty siotting inside and watching the snow falling and blowing around. However, that means today is very icy and cold. A bargain is not worth a broken leg, as far as I am concerned !! :-)

I stayed home and watched 'Mama Mia' and read a book.

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Never been a fan of shopping the day after Christmas...or Thanksgiving for that matter. I, like you, enjoying taking the day slow...and thinking about getting life in order again :)