This is actually — and how we got to this time of year so FAST — Christmas week. So, while I’m not going crazy with decorating, it’s getting busy and will stay busy for the rest of the week and through the weekend.
I just spent the last two and a half HOURS online with WordPress engineers. We figured out that I should NOT convert old posts into block format — the function doesn’t work (yet). No idea why galleries don’t show up on the iPhone. AND why my Mac won’t work in block mode (it’s a browser glitch and is such a pain to solve, the answer is to work incognito. The problem disappears.
The engineer was a hoot. Really funny. She kept drawing character pictures then adding emojis in just the right places.
I won’t be posting a lot this week. It’s just shaking out as busy. Not crazy busy, but not a lot of spare time. Today was groceries, getting refunds on things never received, wrapping the few gifts that did show up. Very weird delivery season on so many levels. For a while, we weren’t getting any mail, then they seemed at USPS to get their act together and it has been okay for a whole week. Now, if ONLY Fedex would get it together.
They’ve totally gone around the bed. Overworked and underpaid? I get it, but I bought stuff so I have a clear interest in receiving it.
We spent so much money at the grocery store, it’ll be a while until we recover, but we were out of a lot of things, especially paper goods like paper towels and toilet paper (expensive and we buy the cheap stuff). I think a solid $60 went for other basics. You know how you always have enough salt, flour, ketchup, and baking powder — stuff like that? Then one day, you are out of everything at the same time. That’s pretty much what happened.
t wasn’t just food. it was soap and laundry detergent. Have you SEEN those prices? And while we didn’t overpay for anything, prices have gone up a lot and are still going up. It’s a scary world and some of us live on fixed incomes.
Very very fixed incomes.
Have a wonderful season. I’ll get back to everyone, but you know, it’s that time of year again.