For this week PCGuyIV writes: I would like everyone to share something positive from this year. What you share is up to you. It just has to be something good that happened this year, and it needs to be true.
To participate you can find it here: https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2020/12/29/truthful-tuesday-december-29th-2020/comment-page-1/?unapproved=1713&moderation-hash=97387b8b3bee8755bcf16efd23ccbcb7#comment-1713
One positive, which is really more than one but I will count as a collective whole, is selling my miniatures. When I first started making them I did so with the intent on learning how to build a dollhouse. I didn’t realize what was out there and how much I would love this craft. After building a few and hearing people praise my efforts I thought, “Hey, it won’t hurt and it only costs a tiny amount to list on Etsy.com. It was slow at first but I proved to my followers and customers that I am completely dedicated to doing my best work all the time. I pride myself on the details I pay attention to and the little things I add to make something “work”.
Over all, I have sold 15 miniatures! I am really proud of myself and love that I still love making them!
Come tell the truth here: https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2020/12/22/truthful-tuesday-december-22nd-2020/
What gift that you received as a child still sticks out in your mind today? What made it so memorable?
The first gift that came to my mind was this doll, Baby Alive, who could crawl and eat and drink! She had real diapers so when you fed her or gave her a bottle, you had a real dirty diaper to change. I remember wanting this doll so badly. I also remember finding out after feeding her the included food, that the food didn’t go through her as quickly and as cleanly as the fluid, so we had to stop feeding her, she was getting all gunked up.
I think this is so memorable because as a child we used to receive the Sears Toy Catalog every year. I remember sitting down with it, and a paper and pencil, to prepare my list to Santa. I would have the toy or toys I really wanted at the top of the list. Baby Alive was one of those “top of the list” things I asked for.
Check this out: https://youtu.be/LLpDMLwV3Ug
And this is the real commercial! https://youtu.be/HA8RsYEr_J8
When it comes to giving money, do you view it as a thoughtful gift, or as a sign that the giver didn’t care enough to think about a “real” gift?
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When it comes to “money gifts” I think it depends on who it is from and what occasion. There are definitely people one would like to buy for but have no idea what would be a suitable gift. That being said, I don’t think all gifts have to be what someone wants. A gift is a gesture. I worked with someone once who during Secret Santa time told everyone, “Do not buy me candles or any sort of knick-knack. I don’t want candy or food either.” She told people that scratch-offs were good.
I think giving money is okay if you know the person receiving it wants to spend it on something special. To just always give money,…well why bother?
As far as gift cards go, again depends on who and what for. Gift cards are a great way to not feel like you are wasting money on something someone doesn’t want anyhow. Well, in this day and age, people just buy whatever they want whenever they want so if they don’t want something nice, then that is their issue, not yours.
As far as I go, when I get gift cards I use them and when I get money I try to find something that I really wanted but didn’t want to just pay outright for.
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- Have the results of the US Presidential election left you feeling relieved, apprehensive, hopeful, or some other emotion? I am both relieved and hopeful that things in the US will return to some sort of normal as far as government and having someone to look to for being “in charge”. I don’t always vote Democratic for various reasons but this time around I just couldn’t see Trump back in office. There are tons of reasons why but one of the main reasons has been the separation of families at the border.
- Have you been surprised at all by the emotions and reactions of others regarding the results? I am not surprised by all the emotion or reactions. I think that Trump has bad such a bad impression on everyone in this country and around the world that just knowing he will not be president in a few weeks is something to be happy about. I know so many people wanted him re-elected but he doesn’t care about anyone but himself and even they need to see it. Anyhow, seeing the joy, dancing, celebrating…it was sort of like the USA used to be.
The Question: https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2020/10/06/truthful-tuesday-october-6th-2020/
Since we discussed Halloween last week, how about Thanksgiving and Christmas for this week? No? Too bad, because that’s what’s going on! Sadly, this pandemic shows no signs of easing up anytime soon, at least not in any way that will make a difference on some of the social distancing restrictions that are in place. With that in mind…
Has this pandemic altered your holiday plans for later this year, or will it be “business as usual”? Please explain.
Honestly, after losing my son my holiday plans changed permanently. All I want to do is be with the people I love and I don’t care about the gifts or any of that. That isn’t much different than what I used to think but before I loved having people to the house and a big dinner…
I have David and Lindsay, my dad and Laurette, and a handful of precious friends. That is all I want for Christmas. For me the pandemic is only enabling me to tone down the festivities.