Now I am looking down the barrel of the usual holiday craziness with:
- 3 holiday concerts
- 2 holiday plays
- 2 kids birthday parties to plan and execute
- 2 office Christmas parties
- Christmas cookie baking exchange
- New Year's Eve party
- 2 holiday gatherings with friends
I am tempted to ditch 3 other standard holiday activities:
- Christmas cards are looking unlikely this year. Every other year is good enough, right?
- The tree, if we ever get one, will be up for only 2 weeks. That hardly seems worth the bother, right?
- Persimmons? Not this year.