Sunday, December 28, 2008
traditionally, mrs. spaceneedl sends out holiday cards early, and i send them out late.
actually, i lovingly write personal notes, address them, and fire them out the week between christmas and new year's, which technically still qualifies as "the holidays."
owing to the previously mentioned weather-related inconveniences, the missus is officially way behind on the card front: she hasn't sent out one.
me, i'm precariously close to a holiday card faux pas, and i'm remiss on the holiday front in general. just today i got my parents' gifts boxed up and ready to ship. only three days after christmas.
if i pay a lot to fedex the package, it might get to their house by new year's day-after. they can recover from their modest one-glass-of-too-sweet-wine hangover by taking pictures with their new sony digital camera. it's got lots of megapixels. more megapixels than they'll know what to do with. but that's hardly the point.
what the point is, is, that the box is still sitting here on the spaceneedl kitchen table, and that won't change until tomorrow.
any way we can drag this out a little longer? let's check weather.com...no snow anywhere in sight. tsk, pity. this means i'll have to head back to work tomorrow.
happy to have a job, thankful for our good fortune, yes, and please don't let that change...but i'm not particularly fired up to go back to work just yet. surely another week off would fix this particular malaise.
perhaps a bit of malingering is in order here -- particularly since mrs. spaceneedl has this week off. i bet she and i could find plenty to do with a few days to go before 2009 and all kinds of tasks a-pending.
in addition to the many other things we share, we both currently have an aversion to work-related work. especially with so many holiday cards to write. not that we're not happy to have jobs, thankful for our good fortune, and so on.
how old to children have to be before they can hold down 40-hour-a-week employment?
let's take another look at weather.com. rain -- every day for the next ten days. anyone hoping for a snow day better get used to disappointment.
or hope for a flood. no, no floods, please. thank you.
but how 'bout some other harmless act of god that keeps us home without hurting anyone, including our respective employers? is there such a thing?
no, probably not.
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update: 15 holiday cards written, addressed and ready to go. may i be so productive at work.
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h/t to jeff rogers for the seattle holiday image...