Merry Happy Everything
December 4, 2012
She's counting down to Christmas and New Years, and make sure you mark you calendars, because Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 8th. Also known as the Festival of Lights, this eight-day Jewish holiday is celebrated in many homes. This means many women have been in preparation for this holiday, and will lovingly take their family through this special time. On top of everything else this is a month filled with extras on top of extras. Plus everywhere she frequently shops will give her a 2013 calendar with said company's name on it as a year end thank you gift. She'd really prefer a coupon offering a free dry clean or a large percentage off her first order after the first of the year, but I digress.
Year-end countdowns and parties are being planned again along with all the holiday stuff and regular life stuff that happens. Anyone tired yet? I know, it's only the beginning of the month but really, these next 22 days will be a whirl wind of activity: shopping, cooking, performing, working, partying and calming down kids who are just too excited for Christmas morning.
Emphatic is not the way to play this off in forms of support, but encouragement and a nap could help. Last night I was at the mall and I held the door for a woman who looked really done, I smiled as she said thanks and watched her wearily walk to her car. Clearly, it had been a long day. Hopefully the station she drove home with gets that, and pumped her up. These are prime opportunities to really make a lasting impression in the midst of all the talked about holiday chaos. Remember- you are first on her pre-set.
She buzz words
Right now she could be..
Cleaning the bathroom
making a grocery list
Paging through all the catalogues she received in the mail today.
Taking a pet to the vet.
She could be a ...
She's making a trade and it has nothing to do with the stock market. She can barter goods (she must have a closet or basement full of stuff she no longer needs) or services and find a gift that's per- fect to give or keep. Here are the sites at which to barter goods:
Besides the new pat down procedures the here are some otherimportant FSA guidelines to keep in mind this holiday travel season:
Ice packs are only allowed for medical needs, not for food storage. It's best to
leave gifts unwrapped, just in case security officials need to check her bags, and wrap them when she gets to her destination. To see a complete list of approved TSA items, log onto www.tsa.gov.
She Holiday Photo Card
Here are some of the best sites for making or buy- ing her holiday card:
Kidsthings has the remaining days till Christmas covered online when it comes to her kids. This site offers daily animated/interactive activities including magic tricks, stories, and crafts projects. www.kids-things.com.au
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