Thought for the day……

Happy January 2nd, 2012 and it is Monday.  One more day off before heading back to the office.

I worked at my part-time job yesterday and,  was amazed at how many people were out shopping.

The mall was packed and it seemed to be as busy as it was on the 23rd of December.

I did ask some people why they were out on January 1st …. shopping.

Some replied:  “for the exercise as they were tired of sitting around … eating” ….

Some were there for the sale thinking that the mall would be quiet …. (big surprise).

No matter what the reason they were happy to be finding great sales (stretching their dollars even further).

So that made me happy.  I love working at the mall …… talking to people.

Almost every shift that I work at the mall there is always someone from Saskatchewan so it makes me feel closer to my old home, family and friends.

Yesterday there were some friends that had come to Edmonton for the weekend to do some shopping.

They even  knew where Windthorst, Corning, Glenavon and Kipling were, and one of the girls was from Wolseley, I was so excited.

Also one of my friends from my neighbourhood whom I had not seem since last summer was in the store (so that was great).

I ended up putting in an extra couple of hours because we were so busy (no one had expected it).

So it was good for everyone.

So on my last day of the long weekend ….. I am going to take down the Christmas tree, put away the decorations from all over the house (inside only), do some laundry, return a phone call and perhaps make one or two, wash the floors and enjoy coffee with my daughter.  So it will be a great day.  Even slept in extra late this morning (8:30 is a huge difference from my usual up time of 5:00).

Special Hello to everyone in Saskatchewan ……. have an extra great day.

P.S. if you are ever in Edmonton …. come and see if I am working at Bath & Body Works at West Ed.  I would love to see you.

Always, Carol

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