Wow it's been a while since I updated anything.
So... I've had a part time job since late November, and between that and the cold I haven't been to the coffee house in the last several weeks (irony, I finally have coffee money and I am not going out for coffee). It's a pretty decent thing for me. Low stress, part time, temporary thing that theoretically will run until about spring if their estimate on hours is correct. Basically it's one of those "do it until it's done" things. And my boss actually seems to care, so that's a nice change from the previous gig.
One holiday behind, another looming over me. First Thanksgiving and Christmas without my Gram. She loved pretty much every holiday. Always had decorations for all of them.
It feels strange not hunting down a gift for her this year. But I know what she'd say anyway. She would tell me not to fuss, that she doesn't need any more things. That I should save that money and spend it on myself instead. Because that's just the way she was.