On The Bricks

December 12, 2014

Tired of trying to think of new gift ideas? Shopping list weighing you down? Remember the words of Carlos Zafon, “Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.” So, if you’re not getting pleasure in your gifting, then you either need to rethink giving them or make yourself have an attitude adjustment. You can decide to be happier about it.

Be sure to remember that you can come in and buy Main Bucks in $10 and $20 increments and those are good, just like money, at 30 different Main Street stores. It’s a great way to give the monster of all gift certificates. Just come by the Main Street office to pick some up. It is also a good thing to consider for your employee bonuses to give.

Another gift I would love, is if someone took my car down to R/T Motorsports and had a wash and detail. Oh, yeah, especially before the Christmas driving. It’s a good gift to consider.

And there is nothing like a pedicure to make you feel special, or a facial, or a massage. Talk to Harana MedSpa for most of those. Great gifts.

If your mother or mother – in – law is sort of gaga about her grandkids, you can take a photo of them and go to Chris Urias Photography and have that photo made into a handbag. Some fun things like that. Don’t neglect to see what there is there. While you’re at it, you might think about a classy photo shoot and give each of your kids one. If they like you, they’ll like getting the photo.

That’s enough ideas for today on gifting. Keep up the great attitude, don’t let giving make you gripy. Cut down on that list if you need to. Keep it true with what Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

And how about helping with the Lions Club Shopping day? It is Saturday, Dec. 20. Helping with this will give you a whole new outlook on the holidays. Volunteers are needed to assist the kids with their Christmas shopping. Mature teens, older youth groups, church groups, clubs, and adults are invited to assist. Meet at the VMUMC Family Enrichment Center at 7:45 in the morning on Saturday. All should be done by 10:30 or 11. Call Bob Burger at 461-2341 with questions.

Let’s see what else is happening around town.

A Stampin’ Up (card making party) class is taught by Sharlene Wale on Dec. 12 at 7 pm at the Studio. Everyone is welcome to come.

On Saturday, Dec. 13, you can start the day by going to the Birthday Party for Sofia, a soup lunch. Call Brown and Associates for more details. Sofia is Reyna and Jaimie’s miracle baby, who is turning 1 year old.

Then go by and visit the Main Street Shutterbugs Photography Exhibit and Sale at the Main Street office, 116 NE 5th Street. You can go in and look at the beautiful work while snacking on some of their holiday goodies. They are going to be there from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

At 5:15 pm at the corner of 5th and Main is going to be a trick roper and some Christmas caroling going on for those waiting to see the Christmas Parade. Feel free to join in the caroling.

Then the Christmas Parade starts at 5:30 pm. It’s short, but it’s fun. And if you want to be in it, you sure can be! Parade starts at 11th and Main and moves north to the railroad tracks.

After the parade, Santa is going to be at 417 N Main (Legal Aid office) to visit with the kids and Chris Eggers is there to take their photos, if you want.

It’s going to be another fun weekend on the bricks!