It's September and I have fall birthdays coming up... then Christmas. I'm so sick of online shopping. I'm tired of the problems and glitches from shopping without actually seeing and touching items.
Santa Fe Shopping
I'm not a huge shopper, actually. But Santa Fe is the kind of town that makes people like me, enjoy shopping.
We stopped there on the way back from Oregon. Oh how I wish I could have felt comfortable meandering through shops. I did enjoy a little window shopping, though.
Don took one look at the cowgirl in the window and said, "This is how we Santa Fe!" She certainly was rockin' her mask and jewelry!
A week earlier, we missed an opportunity to shop in another good shopping town. We were spending a week with our kids at an Airbnb, outside of Ashland. We decided to venture in, to see the town.
After months of staying out of stores, it was tempting to step inside a few boutique shops, but kept our wandering outside. We were attempting the safest "reunion" possible and that meant no shopping and dining out.
Sadly, Ashland is now in the midst of fighting fires. It's sad to think how much worse off these businesses will soon be.
Dreaming of Santa Fe
Now, I'm sitting at my computer, sending emails to Amazon to get my money back from the seller who sent a counterfeit item. The frustration makes me dream of strolling through these artsy towns and buying unique gifts from creative artists and vendors.
The shops inside our Santa Fe hotel, could have used our business. They were so quiet.
Palace of the Governors
The saddest part of our visit, was seeing the empty market place.
It was a Friday afternoon and the streets were quiet. Just a year ago, I bought earrings from these talented vendors, sitting along that very building.
Maybe I need to go back to the computer and do some online shopping that benefits these vendors.
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me. I ranted for a year, until I got my vaccine in March 2021.
Coronary Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was Don who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!