Today I felt like hugging a total stranger in Hobby Lobby. My friend and I were standing there waiting to check out, the lines were long so they opened another checkout. One lady offered to let another go before her but the second woman declined and said she was just as happy to stand there and wait as anything.....she was just so nice, everything about her. So they started talking a little and the whole thing made me well up inside.
Cause I've been having a big ol' pity party for myself and down in the dumps because my back is hurting worse than ever with the weather being all crazy and all and then work has been hairy too, which is always the case this time of year.
Last week was particularly interesting because two grown people got into a HUGE screaming match over a chair.
Yes, a chair. A man asked if he could have it since no one was sitting in it and the woman who was asked said no, take that one over there. And so it began. LOUD yelling. LOUD cursing. Everyone in the building stopping to watch them. The man then running up to tell me about it, like I could make the grown woman behave, like I'm the "mommy" of them all. I thought the man was going to haul off and hit her and so did she, she even said, "don't you touch me, I'll call the cops". But of course, our off duty officer (who is very highly paid by our organization) didn't show up that night.
Anyway, all that to say...sometimes our customers are real stinkers.
And my back hurts so bad I feel the need to cry and cry hard over it. Such a whiny baby...
And then you see people being kind to each other in a store and it makes you want to hug them and praise them for being so nice to each other.
I seriously debated asking the one gal if I could hug her.
But I didn't.
Should have though, don't you think? I really needed a hug anyway.
So anyway, here are some random pictures. I was too tired to get up off the couch to take these, so the views you see are from there.
Our totally 80's Christmas stockings, although I think a couple of them were done in the early 90s'. I can vividly remember being in the craft store, buying these kits, picking each one out as I thought they matched the person they were to be stitched for. Pretty sure they weren't all bought at once though, we were too poor at the time, for that.
You can see in that pic that our house is still a jumbled up mess. Look at that stack of Christmas books on the right that I pulled out. Most of them are Mary Engelbreit.
And here's a shot of the tree, again from the couch, excuse the lamp:
must've gotten up for this one, (I promise to try and get better pics of the whole thing before Christmas is over).
And my little elf pug:
when those velvet ears are upon you, you're not too inclined to move around much ;)
Plus, he's got Pug Hugs. And kisses.