December Reflections – 2017

I have not been posting as often as I thought I would during this month but once again, time seems to be moving so quickly!  It is crazy busy at Michaels and I stand at the cash register my whole shift.  I don’t mind that.  I enjoy interacting with the customers (yes, unusual statement for an introvert like me).  Just when I think I see the end of the line, I look down for a minute and the next thing I know it is winding around the store again!  Job security, at least through the holidays, right?

Some of the prompts for the December Reflections I’ve already posted about or are ones I don’t have an answer for.  One of them was “10 years ago…”  2007 was a “boring” year as I look back on pictures to help me remember.  We only went to a few concerts, there were no graduations or anything, both hubby and I were just working at our normal jobs…nothing spectacular.  I guess we all have years like that once in a while.

Another prompt was “best decision of 2017.”  I’m not exactly sure what that would be.  Nothing I’ve decided to do this year has been so dramatic to make me think it was the “best” one.  I did apply for Social Security to start in March when I turn 63.  Too soon to tell if that was the “best” decision. 

“Sparkle” and “I let go of…” were two others that I just couldn’t quite get into for some reason.  There is a lot of sparkle around now but I just wasn’t feeling it yet.  We got our tree yesterday so maybe some sparkly magic will happen now.  I didn’t really “let go” of anything, except maybe our youngest daughter who turned 21 in November.  I’m forced to accept the fact that she is an adult and I no longer have any control over her, but I don’t consider that “letting go.”  She’ll always be our baby. 

Favorite picture of me was this one:

Even though it shows me smoking (which I gave up long ago) and drinking, thin and before the surgery on my mouth, it reminds me that deep inside there is a playful, fun loving free spirit and I know she is still in this old body of mine.  I made that outfit, so I’ve been crafty for a while 🙂

“Brings me joy” is the next prompt and this is my take on that:

Crafting brings me joy and having breakfast with my girlfriend from high school brings me great joy as well.  I made this tag banner for her to show her just how much our friendship means to me.  She lives 4 hours away now so we don’t have a chance to see each other as often as we would like but we have made it a point to at least email each other once a month all year to keep in touch and have had a chance to meet for breakfast a couple of times when she comes down my way on business.

I promised her that since my word for this year is Create, I was going to try to Create some time to go visit her for a change.  
And there we are.  Less than a week to Christmas, two weeks to the end of 2017.  Are you ready?  

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13 Responses to December Reflections – 2017

  1. joey says:

    Oh that’s very nice 🙂
    We all enjoy our memories of who we’ve been, don’t we? You’re a fun, crafty kinda gal 🙂

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  2. I spent a lot of time at Michaels for a decade. There’s nothing that compares to its selection. And I too love the playfulness in that old picture of you. Everything sparkles! Have a wonderful holiday!

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Thanks Jacqui. I am not sure how long I’ll be working there, but Michaels will always be my favorite store! I appreciate your stopping by and I’m glad I found you in the A to Z. Gearing up for that for next year!


  3. What a great post, Janet!! I’m sure your customers love you!!! I love your word for 2018. I’m still thinking about mine. Merry Christmas !!!🎄 🎁

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  4. I love your word for 2018! And it was nice to read about you getting together with your high school friend (you had mentioned her in one of your comments on my blog). Those types of friendships are so important.

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  5. Scarlett79 says:

    Great post !!! I get it, trust me. I’m going to start working on my 5 year plan. The husband says he’ll hold out for SS til he’s 70. He has a ways to go because I’m 4 years younger than him so he has to keep working for the insurance for me, yay 🙂 I don’t need him under foot quite yet ❤ Blessings dear, have a very Merry Christmas and Woo Hoo for the New Year. Come planning with me ❤

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      My hubby got injured at work so he took his retirement a little early but with full benefits because he was classified as disabled. Thank goodness for small favors. With the changing political scheme of things, I’m almost afraid to wait too much longer. I’d hate to have them tell me they have used up all my money! Planning = YES! Merry Christmas to you too Patti.


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