Monday, December 7, 2009

holiday gift ideas

It was Friday afternoon.  I had 900 aircraft models in my dining room,

waiting to be checked in and priced and repacked to bring in to the store,

with the extra needing to find a home in my basement.  I was on hold with

my new on-line credit card proccessing service that I had to find once we

switched to Windows 7.  This is a vital component of our business in

December, and what I spend the majority of my days dealing with.  Not

really the best timing to learn a whole new system, but what's a girl to do?

Mike was off picking up more brochures, our printing order, fixing a

simulator at Farnsworth, and delivering the newly prepared employee

schedules for the rest of this month.  And preparing a sales contract and

getting ready to give a demo in Milwaukee next week, leaving on Sunday.

Needless to say, we were both feeling a little retail stress.

And while I was on hold, I scanned my email and came across this little

gem from my favorite store to shop in Chicago, P.O.S.H.  (If you can't

get there, they have a wonderful on-line shopping site at ).

I am going to copy this part of the email, as it is a wonderful reminder to

me of what I should be reflecting on this month, and the kind of gifts I

really want to give:

"To your enemy, forgiveness.

To an opponent, tolerance.

To a friend, your heart.

To a customer, service.

To all, charity.

To every child, a good example.

To yourself, respect."
(American novelist Oren Arnold)
And once I get all of these models ticketed and tucked away where they

belong, I will get right on that gift list.  And whip up some cookies...


  1. omg that is a great picture! !

  2. Cute post~ did you "whip" up those cookies? Love the photo... you look swamped. But, that's good, right? Cute corner cabinet, lovely windows (yes, the old windows are worth it! They are charming!). Also, I've seen it before and I really like it... the gift list.


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