1- Christmas music is BACK!
Last night in the car, Asher turned the radio on, and bam. There it was. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”
I am not sad about this. No, it’s not too early. No, it’s not annoying. 😁 I love Christmas music. It feels almost impossible to be down when you are bopping along to “Jingle Bell Rock”.
(Also- I’m going to go ahead and admit this, but I’m a little embarrassed…I actually listen to Christmas music often, even in totally non-Christmas seasons, like, um, August, while I work. I have a station of quiet, peaceful holiday songs that for some reason, I find I focus really well while listening to. I *think* it might be because they are SUCH well known songs to me, that I’m able to sort of “tune them out”, unlike many other types of music that end up distracting me.
2- Last night, Asher and I volunteered at a fish fry dinner benefiting his swim team.
It’s put on by a local place, and they require the team profiting to provide volunteers to serve the food, wipe tables, etc.
Asher and I were in charge of being “busboys” basically. We went around with a cart and cleared plates/silverware/glasses, then wiped the tables and chairs down with disinfectant spray when people left. It got pretty busy, and Asher had so much fun.
I think it was really good for him, too! Many older people from the community like to hit up a Wisconsin fish fry. He would go around when he saw people were finished eating and approach them, saying politely, “May I clear these plates out of your way?” just like a real waiter or busboy would. 🙂 He did great!
I firmly believe that every person in the world should work in customer service at some point in their life. You learn so much from serving others. Not to mention just learning how to hustle, think on your feet, be responsible, do thorough work, etc. I’m very thankful for my years of working at McDonald’s in high school. 🙂 It definitely built many life long skills for me, believe it or not.
I am grateful for having a dependable vehicle.