I hate to see anything end. I don’t know why. Heck, I hate to see a good movie end. I dislike the word “finale,” and “end of a year.” I use to look forward to Christmas. However, years back, I began to realize that Christmas signaled the end of that year. Regardless of whether the year has been good or bad (any year above ground is good) I wasn’t ready for it to end. One more wrinkle, one more notch on the stick of time, one more year where I haven’t written my great American novel. My husband say’s that if we didn’t change the calendar or celebrate New Year’s, we would not be as aware of the change. Therefore, I have adopted this attitude. It made sense.Our ancestors marked the years passing by the seasons and the crops, why can’t I? I have a new crop of grey hair, thanks to my husband. I’ll use that. Calendars weren’t required on the farm I came from, even though the tractor company would always send us one. The auto parts store would always send my dad one, but that calendar somehow always ended up in the garage where we kids couldn’t see it.
Without an end, I can function. For example, for the last two weeks, I have been off on Fall break. You are probably thinking – “well then, why haven’t we read more posts?” I will explain this. Part of the answer is simple. I didn’t have time to think of the end. I have been busy restocking both stores new vintage, in anticipation of the holidays. New “vintage” meaning Christmas linens, tableware and other Christmas items such as Tree Skirts and Mantle Runners from an East Coast estate, late 70’s, early 80’s. I also put in some beautiful lace doilies and tableware from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. (By the way, residents of Manitou Springs, if you have missed your Vintage Linen Store, take time to stop in the Treasure Shoppe downtown Colorado Springs – go to space B4 and look at the vintage German doilies and lace I just put in.)
The only problem with putting new stuff in, is that I am reminded there is a calendar out there, running out of pages. I don’t celebrate New Year’s now, just another day for me. I brought out the Christmas linens only because the big stores did. My calendar is perpetually on 2008. I keep it because of the hunky firefighters pictures. Mr. July has been very good for me.
Therefore, if you are one of my relatives or friends, I am sorry I missed your birthday or anniversary. I was close. I still have your Christmas card from 2007 – all addressed and ready to go. I just need to add more postage – someday. Stop by and pick one up. For my employing school, call me if I don’t show up one day. I’m probably on Spring or Winter Break a little early, (or late) I don’t know. As part of my campaign to let the days roll on, I may not be on time as well. I stopped wearing my watch and refuse to look at the clock. If you roll by the house in the early morning, that’s the husband pushing me, half-dressed – out the door. He is my official timekeeper. Betcha he wishes he hadn’t been so philosophical now.