Tonight I stayed home from the office and we put up our tree. Alice excitedly draped the garlands around the branches and hung the ornaments as I talked about where each one came from. And she’s been very vigilant all night about making sure the star doesn’t droop off the top bough–she checked several times before bed.
We ate dinner (Taco night thanks to Dave. I had a waffle with peanut butter.) on the coffee table next to the tree. During dinner, Alice was naughty. She threw a piece of apple. She’s never thrown anything before like that–it’s like she was just sort of testing us. She wanted to see what we would do.
We haven’t explained the idea of Santa yet to Alice, but she she talked a lot about him tonight. “Santa’s going to be so happy about this.” And “Santa’s going to find us really really fast.” And “Santa’s gonna be scared but it’s okay, he doesn’t have to fight a spider.” “All the spiders went back to their family. Don’t worry.” Sounds like at least three things I either don’t understand or never taught her that she seems to know all about.
Our weekend sale at Hello Holiday is going well–we’ve sold a lot of our denim and a lot of the inventory we’ve had in stock the longest, which is what I wanted. On Monday we’re planning to deep-discount all of our shoes that we’ve had in stock. It’ll be a nice “Businesswoman Special” for Cyber Monday. And the sale is still on of course, if you’re interested.
Today I recorded a news segment for KETV Channel 7 here in Omaha about Hello Holiday. It should be airing Sunday at 5:30pm and re-air again at 10pm, but I’m not sure about the second one. I talked about what we do and wrapped some boxes as I spoke, and they also filmed me printing some labels and photographing a dress for the site. The man who came to record me made sure to let me know several times that I am “just like a little boss,” and it was “so cute” that I owned a business, and that I was “doing fine for myself in the world.” Always very pleased to hear that all the men think I’m doing a good job. I could go on but I won’t now.
Taking tonight off was so nice.
The look on Alice’s face at that tree!
Santa will be very happy.