Friday, December 15, 2017
No, not THAT behind...
I am behind on my Christmas cards!
Its not because I hadn't purchased the cards or didn't have stamps. I've had the cards since a few days after Christmas last year when I bought them for 70% off, and I've had the Christmas stamps and the Christmas return address labels for weeks. The trouble has been time.
I like to start the cards the weekend after Thanksgiving, but I worked both Sat & Sun after Thanksgiving. So I thought I'd start on my next day off, Thurs the 30th. But I spent that day getting ready for our tree trimming party on Sun the 3rd. Then I thought I'd start them on my next day off, Thurs the 7th, which was my birthday. But that day was spent with a plumber and an appliance repairman getting our kitchen sink and oven fixed.
I finally started the cards on Mon the 11th, which is dreadfully late for someone who hand writes and hand addresses about 125 cards. I managed to get 40 cards in the mail, which sounds like a lot, but is actually only 1/4 of them. But I'll have several hours of quiet time to work on cards tomorrow when I'm sitting at our little kiosk office which never gets any walk-ins. Hopefully I'll get another 40 or so done, and then can complete the remainder this Sun.
I really do enjoy writing/sending the cards, otherwise I wouldn't do it, but this year I've had several unexpected delays.