This photo reflects my stressed and disorganized wrapping. I snapped the pic, before it got twice as cluttered! How did I let myself get behind, when I've had 9+ pandemic months to prepare for Christmas?
If I'd been smart, I would have ordered everything online and had it shipped... and skipped this mess. But, I wanted gifts shipped here so I could inspect and personally wrap... and make Christmas more special. But I just made things insanely complicated.
So I tried to make things fun by turning the TV to some super corny retro Christmas specials. That of course distracted me a lot and made me slower.
I was so totally amused by watching this Andy Williams special. Look at all those Williams and Osmond brothers in their colorful sweaters! Too funny! No social distancing and mask-wearing, when you turn on the oldies.
Post Office by 4:30!
So I got gifts boxed up and made it to the post office by late afternoon. This was not my first trip to the post office!
I was glad to hide behind my mask, as I pushed this huge load inside and joined the long line. A few people glared at me, since there were only 2 windows open at the counter.
The Biggest Box
It was finally my turn to be helped. After 7 packages, my shipping was up to $124. Then the man lifted the last box onto the scale. First he told me $25., but then he measured the box. "Odd size. That will be $52.20." "What?!"
All the bored people in line watched me react. I did some very quick pondering, then paid for those first 7 packages. I asked for 2 flat rate boxes and took my big box over by the corner, where I squatted and went to work. I'm sure many were entertained as they watched me rip off the tape and unload 12 wrapped gifts into 2 boxes. Yay! They all fit and I saved $22!
Every year I do this crazy P.O. routine. When will I learn? This was the most stressful time ever, but it felt extra wonderful when I walked out to my car! I was felt giddy and light. Like I'd lost 30 pounds. Which I sort of did.
As I headed home I cringed. Yikes. I hope I didn't get Covid from this post office adventure.
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast CANCER and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. This time it was the invasion of COVID and it affected every person. I ranted for a year, until I got my COVID vaccine in March 2021.
CORONARY Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was my hubby Don, who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!
Navigating This Mess!
The most recent post is at the top, from coronary posts in 2022, back to cancer posts in 2016.
To find past posts, look below the "Archives" section, to find "Categories".