The However-Many Days of Christmas Dec 17, 2016 11:02:23 GMT -6
Post by Phalon on Dec 17, 2016 11:02:23 GMT -6
Uh. That's like 3 interstates ... with four lanes ... I'd have to drive on and across. Ain't gonna happen.
Maybe it's something you work up to over time.
One of my favorite things about Christmas - no, the best thing about Christmas is visiting. I met my friend downtown for cocktails Thursday night; her choice of poison is gin and tonic, and I usually alternate coffee and Bailey's with straight coffee - she can nurse a gin and tonic for an hour, while I go through a couple...or few coffees; beer for us both in the summertime. We do this about once a month, and is really the only time we see each other; I suppose people observing us might think we're mother and daughter - she's more than 20 years older than I am - though if they listened in on our conversation, it's more like we've grown up together! We spent two-and-a-half hours just yik-yakking about everything and nothing, and it was wonderful.
I received a few Christmas cards, and sent out a few in return. I didn't even buy cards this year, but am trying to get away with using left-overs from last year. Is that cheesy? Will anyone notice? LX would (eye-roll). When she was about six, my brother made the mistake of sending her the same birthday card that he sent the year before...and she told him so. The next year, he asked "So how'd I do with the card?" It was different, but from then on, it was a joke between them - she got the exact same card every year until he died; he must have bought a gross of them one year. And this Halloween, she told me I sent her the same card as I did the previous Halloween - HTF does she remember? I will probably end up getting another box of Christmas cards to finish out the season - at least because I had some left-over from last year, I'll be sure to get a different style. Just in case anyone is as weird as LX.
I am done shopping except for two little things, and have got most everything wrapped. Almost everything I mail-ordered has arrived - I'm really amazed it came so quickly. The one thing I wish would have come already though, is the one of the things that hasn't - something for my nephew, and I've got to get it out in the mail with my niece's gift. Crossing fingers tightly it comes today, so I can get it to the post office no later than Monday.
Then I can sit back and relax, and enjoy the rest of the season.