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November 27, 2006

Christmas Season

So the Christmas Season has started… well the ‘traditional’ season.  The shopping season however leaves a lot to be desired.  I remember back in the day (sounds like I’m an old kat doesn’t it) When the shopping season actually started the day after thanksgiving, as I grew older it became the first of November, then before Halloween. If we keep up this tradition by the time I’m in my dotage we’ll be having Christmas sales at the end of January.
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 Black Friday always amazes me, I was in Seattle for the Thanksgiving holiday this year and while watching the news I was shocked to see that people had forgone enjoying their Thanksgiving day to camp out in front of retail stores in search of bargains.  How sad is it that we as a society are willing to forgo a holiday with friends and family, to give thanks and celebrate this great country of ours, to sit in the cold and damp weather overnight just to save 50% on something that we really don’t need.
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I remember a time when stores would actually close for the ENTIRE day on the actual holiday, now they are open until 6pm, so the last minute shopper can run in and buy what they forgot.  Well people, I hate to say this but it’s needed.  It’s time to follow the 6 P’s of life.  Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.  If you actually take the time to plan ahead, you’ll have everything you need for the holiday season.
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Slow down and think about what makes the holiday special, your family, friends and loved ones.    Reflect on what the various holidays mean to you.  Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Kwanza, Christmas and the New Year, you will be amazed at how much you’ll actually enjoy the holiday season.
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Happy Holidays to you and yours.
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From
Kat and family (Ace, Cera and Tori)

Filed under: Life,Pursuit of Happiness by Kat at 11:25 am
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