Whoa, I've never seen this end of the Christmas craze before, usually I'm one of the shoppers contributing to it I guess. We got more times and dates in ...and they're gone. I do feel sorry for Truck Delivery Guy, whose middle name is Delivery, he seems a bit stressed.

But what I'm learning (slowly) is to take things one step at a time, don't panic, just look at the job at hand, that's all you can do. Serve the customers, even the walnut ladies, be a light in the workplace. Sometimes literally, because today we had a blackout and John gave me a torch.

All this craziness does make me look forward to Christmas even more, for this busyness to be over, but more because I do love Christmas. Counting down the days.

- Livi.