THIS YEAR, though, we knew that we were ready to own a chest freezer again, so we walked over to Lowe's to see if we couldn't get one on order for delivery later this week (or early next week). The economy appears to be improving, since there were three others "in line" before us, and when we got around to being helped, it looked like ordering it online is going to be a better option, so we left and did our "stocking-stuffer" shopping at Best Buy instead. Picked up a couple of Blu-Rays for Stephen's stocking, since my stocking's actually already nearly full from the little tidbit gifts I've received from some of the students at the dance studio. Stood in line for ONLY 16 minutes at Best Buy before we were completely checked out, and there were plenty of people in line with us. It would definitely appear that the economy is improving!
Got home and decided to hit Trader Joe's before they close at 6 (every retail whatnot is open until 6 today), and discovered plenty of other folks out there doing the same. In our travels today, it occurred to me that I haven't even checked our accounts to see HOW MUCH Stephen's employer deposited directly into our account. If I'm not the least bit concerned about how much money is in our account, then Clearly. The. Economy. Must. Be. Improving.
Home from all our shopping to discover the first of our (my) SAG screeners in the mail. SCORE!
Happy Christmas, everyone!