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I live in Greenfield with my husband and cat. I work full time. Frugality and simplicity have been a part of my life long before they became popular and it has made life a lot less stressful. I love volunteering, home improvement/decorating, crafting and gardening.

Christmas Shopping

 Wow - I've heard that cyber Monday is off to a fantastic start.  Hopefully, this is because people are finding good deals, have the money to pay for these deals, and are purchasing useful items that will make friends and family happy for years to come. ...with a few goodies for themselves, as well.

I did not shop on Thursday or early Friday of last week but I did venture out to a few stores later on Friday afternoon.  I encountered a few impatient people on the roads but other than that, the shopping experience was fine.  Most people within the stores were courteous and in good spirits.  The clerks were a bit "worn out".  

I am sure some readers encountered quite the opposite during their shopping adventures.  

I am also sure we all realize that there are still quite a few people who do not have jobs or jobs that pay them enough to make ends meet with a bit extra left over.  Keep these people in your thoughts and prayers during this holiday season and beyond.  

I drop money in the red kettles and pick a few names off the giving tree at work so that I can help make someone's Christmas a bit cheerier.................

Remember, with the heating season upon us, please be sure your furnaces have been checked over by a professional, you have replaced your smoke alarm/carbon monixide detectors batteries and be mindful of candles when burning them.  We all want to keep our families safe during this special time of year.  

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