Before I tell y’all about how I became so taken with The Spirit of Productivity today, a Christmas Day tale.
So, last year, Billy Regretsy-ed me. It was hysterical and bizarre and wonderful. All at once. We all know that lightening doesn’t strike twice, even though sometimes it kind of does.
So instead of being deterred like any other mortal, he communed with The Seller and had these little treasures commissioned.
There are no word to describe this sort of craftsmanship.
For some reason, this Christmas I felt like the house was completely overrun by Mess and Clutter. Maybe it’s because we really weren’t At Home for the last week. Or maybe, it’s because I underestimated the havoc that two laundry baskets full of presents can wreak on the well-organized home.
By 3 PM, the entire mess had been sorted into Keep, Return, Hostess Gift and White Elephant piles. Sometimes you have to make your Type A-tendencies work for you.
I also learned that now you can pay library fines online. Thank God for the miracles of technology and the Sage Advising of Trudy behind the desk at the library.
What happens to your Christmas presents once they make it home?
We really do keep most of our gifts (2010 might be one of the most thoughtful on record), and this year is actually the first year that we’ve attempted large-scale re-distribution.