Thanks for the books, Ariel and Jason (they look good), and the brewski Paul, and the cookies Matt!
We are ahead of last year in sales this month! I truly am surprised.
Had a bunch of sport card boxes walk off on their own legs yesterday; 600.00 worth I could see, and probably more. This happened a couple of years ago, and I was taping them together. But we'd had no problems for all this time, so I quit taping. So....back to trying to protect them. Since our margins really suck on cards, this pretty much represents the profits for the entire season on cards. (Merry Christmas, motherfuckering methheads.)
I have a miserable cold, and normally would skip the family dinner, but apparently my niece Matty from Chicago came home sick, too. I'll just try to keep my distance.
My jaw is aching all the time. I even went to the dentist, thinking I had a cavity. But it's just the clenching. I never catch myself doing it. Tried to self fix myself yesterday, stuck a toothpick under my tongue, which really worked to relax my jaw. Except it's kind of hard to talk, to eat, to sleep that way....
It's happening during the day, apparently, because I wake up O.K. I never catch myself doing it. I've asked friends and family, and they don't catch me doing it.
But yesterday, I had taken the toothpick out to say something to Linda in the car, and I caught myself! So, yep. I just really clamp down, for some reason. I never can figure how the stress in my daily life and the symptoms match. Often, when you'd think I'd be stressed out of my mind, nothing happens. Other times, like right now, things are going really well, and my subconscious apparently decides it's time to wreck my teeth.
So if you see me with a toothpick in my mouth, I'm trying to self medicate.
Only thing I gave myself this year from the store is a Charles Stross S.F. series that was recommended by John of Chugnutt. Oh, yeah, and the now traditional Olivia Pin-up calendar.
Hope you all have a relaxing and fulfilling holiday.
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