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#SoCS – Hairier than expected


Thought I wasn’t going to show up, didn’t you?

For a day that was supposed to be filled with writing, editing, maybe a little Christmas shopping, and a whole other lot of productive stuff, it kinda wasn’t.

Because I’m kinda looking after Alex again. For the sixth weekend in a row.

His dad was going to pick him up Friday night. He really was going to. But he got stuck on the highway for two hours, waiting for the fire department to put out a truck.

Source: Twitter-OPP EAST

So he turned around and went back home the moment he had the chance.

And I will be seven weeks without a break. Or maybe eight. I dunno. I never know.

So it’s been a hairy day. Doing stuff with Alex that he’d been expecting to do with his dad. Like playing Wii Party.

Yes, we had fun. But I didn’t get much writing done, nor much editing. And I didn’t get to the store.

I really have to start my Christmas shopping soon. Do you ever wish you could leave it all until everything goes on sale after Christmas? Do things go on sale after Christmas in the US? Here we have Boxing Day sales. Boxing Week sales. A hairy time in retail. It’s the Black Friday of Canada. AND, there’s no Christmas music. Bonus.

And no hairy-chinned guy in a red suit, which means Alex isn’t afraid to go to the mall. Now there’s a real bonus. πŸ˜‰

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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

12 thoughts on “#SoCS – Hairier than expected

  1. i’m very organised this year! I had everything done with 2 weeks to go! I’ll take that! πŸ˜€

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  2. That is one hairy fire on the highway. I guess I’d want to head home, too. Still…

    The only thing I every bought in an after-Christmas sale was tree ornaments. The malls were nicer, but the shoppers were just as nuts.


  3. I admire all moms who have special needs children. You all have a special gift of patience from above. Hope you get a break soon and can regroup.


  4. Wow, that’s a hairy experience with the truck fire. Take care of you, Linda!


  5. This a stressful time of year, you do need a break! I do hope you get one soon!! Couldn’t Alex’s Dad picked him up
    Saturday? Fingers crossed you get your shopping done soon. What about on line shopping? πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ


    • It’s a three hour drive one way–a six hour drive for my ex to pick him up and another six to drop him off at home again, so it’s a bit much to do in two days. Why he moved that far when he used to live 10 minutes away I’ll never know.
      Online shopping is too iffy right now. We just had a postal strike, so packages are backed up. :/
      Thanks for your good wishes, my friend. ❀


  6. Hope you get your break soon Linda 😍


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