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December 5

I just finished reading my journal. It sure sounds like we have a lot of fun and do little work. Well, that’s not true. We do have a lot of fun, but we work hard too. The elves that work in the workshop do so in three different shifts. The first shift starts very early in the morning and works until 2:50 p.m. The second shift starts at 3:00 p.m. and works until 10:50 pm. The night shift, sometimes called the graveyard shift, works from 11:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. They change shifts every six weeks or there about so they don’t get bored and feel like they are in a rut. They do the same jobs, but they say by changing the times they work the atmosphere is different. They work hard and if that’s all it takes to keep them happy then they can do it. They are always on or ahead of schedule making the new toys. Except when we have had a morning or the entire day off for some fun and they rarely miss making that time up. The animals have their own way of doing things. They trade jobs now and then. When I need a ride or a reindeer to pull a sled I never know who it will be unless I request a certain one. The animals say it lets everyone learn all the jobs and I think that is a good thing.

I “change” shifts as well. I know the elves like to see me and know they weren’t just a forgotten worker. It helps me to keep abreast of things and know everything is running smoothly. Jingles and his team are always on top of things but I like to check anyway. I do different things - including sleeping sometimes – on different shifts. Sometimes I like the hustle and bustle of a day shift with all the interruptions. Sometimes, I enjoy the peace and quiet of a night shift. Sometimes I like to get the computer training books out and try and get the computer to do what the books say it will. Poor Loopy, sometimes I leave him such a big mess to clean up! There are times when I just like to walk the streets of Christmas Town and look and listen to “life”.

The answer to yesterdays Christmas trivia Is:



Is Kwanza celebrated on the same day as Christmas?

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