I work with a variety of people along with regular clients that I report to duty with.
As I was absent from work this past Christmas Eve- last Saturday- due to canceling my shift a day before, I returned to schedule this past Tuesday.
At the end of my shift my client handed me a large gift bag with two belated Christmas gifts inside from his wife. They had planned to give me the present prior on the Eve.
This was the second of gifts I had received from two of my clients that I see on a regular basis.
On Christmas morning, after opening presents, I washed and got dressed to accompany my mother to a department store.
She went to purchase some accessories for the home.
Along the way in one of the aisles I came across a pink colored toy Cadillac that could entirely sit barbie dolls inside the two front seats.
Even though I had already received Christmas presents at home my mother kindly bought me the car to take home to play with along with my other toys when I asked If I could get the item.
My mother was so kind and sweet to me.
A few years before, during the late 1970’s around Christmas, my mother’s childhood friend from high school took me to FAO Schwarz toy store located in Manhattan, New York.
There, we stood outside with a crowd of onlookers, gazing through the window of FAO Schwarz, admiring the beauty of the lit-up Christmas village toy community that had a running trainset and/or Santa Claus riding amid the town.
It was a gorgeously cute showcase displayed for the attraction.
Isn’t it wonderful to have the perfect getaway to get away from it all
That escape into the luxury of comfort and unconventionality in a place of convenience?
A home away from home unknown to the zone of commonality.
I want to go for that ride, ready to take that drive.
I am not one who likes to get up early in the morning to attend somewhere.
I prefer an afternoon, evening, or overnight shift when working.
However, the benefits of working a morning shift are to arrive home early.
Nevertheless, the later the start of a shift the more hours available to sleep before preparing to head out.
What is even crazier is sometimes on my off days I wake up early while on the days I must go to work I barely want to get up out of bed.