It’s Almost Over

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 242021
 

Well, the holiday madness is almost over for another year, and that’s just fine with me. Yeah, I know, bah humbug. But neither Terry nor I have had much Christmas spirit for a long time now. It’s just way too commercial, and all anybody cares about is maxing out their credit cards to buy a bunch of stuff for somebody who doesn’t really need it, and the people they are buying stuff for have maxed out their credit cards buying a bunch of stuff for people who don’t really need it, either. It’s like, you bought for me, so I have to buy for you to stay even. Instead, how about you buy what you want for yourself and I’ll buy what I want for me, and we’ll both be happier?

But I do love Christmas music, and I do love getting gifts for the grandkids, and I love buying a bunch of stuff to donate to the toy drive and food drive. So see? I’m not a total Grinch.

I used to always say that Thanksgiving kicked off the season when I did not go to Walmart or any other big box store if I could avoid it until sometime in January. That was before Amazon came along, and now it’s been over two years since we have even been inside of a Walmart. If I can’t buy from a small local business, I order it online and save myself the hassle of dealing with the crowds. Besides, I have an obligation to help ensure job security for all of those Amazon delivery drivers.

Yesterday I went back to Line-X in Daytona Beach and picked up the Laramie, and they did a great job of undercoating it and installing a trifold tonneau cover. I should have taken a picture of it with the new cover on, but I forgot, and it’s dark now, so I’ll have to do that another time.

And that’s about all I have to tell you today, except for sharing this funny sign that my friend Donald Hann sent me. Yeah, I’ve said the exact same thing more than once when we came upon a high bridge when we were RVing.

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Thought For The Day – The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do it.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  One Response to “It’s Almost Over”

  1. Merry Christmas Nick. I agree….Christmas is not what it used to be. Now that I have grandkids, I enjoy Christmas but they are all teens now. I do enjoy buying for Toys for Toys also. I also enjoy donating my time for local charities.
    Merry Christmas to you & Miss Terri. 🎅🎅

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