A chilly morning...with lots to do. Joe on his way to put wreaths on graves of family members and I am off to go shopping;
Waiting in line for half an hour at the dollar store made me change my plans to go further to bigger grocery. I'll shop in town at our smaller store.
Several people asked if they could help me today....did I look tired or that I needed help...I wonder?
The grocery busy with people stocking shelves. I asked if this is their normal day to do this and was told...it's Christmas and everyone in town is baking.
I decided to give some coffee mugs filled with candies instead of baking so many cookies. So many candies are wrapped in pretty foil papers...those and a wrap of see through cellophane, tied with a bright ribbon will be pretty. I looked closely at the candies and found that many are chocolate flavored....not what I wanted. I splurged and got the Godiva truffles and some other good chocolates. So many chocolates are filled with corn syrup and not real chocolate. I guess you have to read the labels on candies too.
My car trunk was full...oh how I wished that Joe was home. I unloaded the trunk and put the things on the counter and table. Before I put things away, I sat in the dining room and turned on my radio to Christmas music and filled the coffee cups with the chocolates. They look so pretty.
Putting the canned goods away, I straightened the shelves a bit. The shelves and fridge are full now. I put together a pot of clam chowder for us for dinner today. A couple cans of clam chowder, a couple cans of minced clams, one can of half and half, some lemon pepper, parsley, shredded cheddar, and a good splash of cream sherry. I toasted some croutons and fried some bacon to crumble on top. Joe called and asked if I had eaten just after I finished a bowl of soup. He didn't want soup....so he went for a fish fry. He doesn't know what he missed.
I sat with the candles burning, the tree lit, and watched the movie The Moon is Blue. An old movie that Mom and I saw on a trip to Chicago years ago. I was a young teen and this "risque" movie was just out.... and Mom let me see it. William Holden and David Niven were among the stars.
The day is about over and I am tired. If I looked tired in town this morning....I sure feel it now.
Have a nice evening,