And – almost overnight – there’s snow and ice on the ground.
How in the sweet HELL did that happen?
Anyhow … since nothing’s really doin’ at the moment, I figured now’s a good a time as any for my annual Christmas tally.
And I KNOW how much you love (no, not really) my Christmas tallies.
So, five days ahead of schedule, here’s how my sprint to Christmas is shaping up so far:
25: Number of cards written, placed in envelopes and mailed (because yes, I’m THAT good)
2: Number of gifts bought
1: Number of gifts wrapped and ready to go
1: Number of gifts half-made (although the way part one came out, I may have to re-do it and donate the original to a worthy cause)
2: Number of gifts intended for gift exchanges this year
2.5: Number of gifts left to purchase (the “0.5” is for my mother, who didn’t want me to buy her anything, after going halfsies with my brother on a new computer for her and my dad. I think I need to sneak something in, SOMEHOW … )
0: Number of Christmas trees erected and decorated at my house (hey! I’ts still early!)
2: Number of times I’ve felt slightly claustrophobic by just BEING in the mall
1: Number of Christmas-themed parties attended
1: pair of new gloves I need to buy, because DAMN the old ones aren’t doing the trick!
1: Number of things I’ve already bought for myself, while trying to shop for other people
$0: Amount of money spent on alcohol for parties
$18:50: Amount of money spent on cab fare, on the way home from a party
So far, so tame, yo.
And let me know how YOUR Christmas shopping/organizing/partying is going!