Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The final stretch.
So our teacher gifts turned out pretty well, I think. Look at them. No really, LOOK AT THEM. Sometime around midnight, after the popcorn fiasco, and the packaging of treats in various cellophane bags tied with multi-colored yarn, I decided we needed some sort of holiday tag that centered around a painted fingerprint heart theme--officially the moment I lost my f-ing mind. But it all turned out kind of cute-modern-country-Christmas, and so I don't think anybody really noticed that I was unshowered and dripping hair grease when I hauled these babies into school this morning.
Also, I was in charge of collecting money and purchasing a group gift for Big J & L's teacher...I sort of assumed we would go with a gift certificate, but in the 11th hour, Mike and I decided to go rogue and buy a Kindle (and a smaller gift card). As it turns out, this was the PERFECT gift--their teacher was beaming this afternoon and was actually teary-eyed over it--which just goes to show you, that THOUGHTFUL gifts count, yo. Probably because I wrapped them with yarn pom-poms. POM POMS! And if there is a theme for this blog post? It's that I am AWESOME. A-W-E-S-O-M-E. And I love yarn.
'Tis the season for self esteem, apparently.
And then I went to the UPS store and learned that it costs $161 for Christmas delivery to Hawaii. Not awesome. I feel like we go through this every year, and every year I get it WRONG. Instead of actually buying an airplane ticket for my gifts, I opted for "ground delivery" (um...), and ended up spending $53, but my parents won't get them until next Wednesday. Really, this has nothing to do with Christmas, and everything to do with the fact that it's a tiny island in the middle of the ocean. Turns out "ground delivery" (really?) takes 7-8 days, so really, I just mistimed Christmas by about a week, and misunderstood that you can actually drive to Hawaii. I'll try to remember that for next year.
But who are we kidding, no I won't.