Thursday, January 05, 2006

Fa la la la Oh I'm Sorry That's All We Have Time For

Reasons to Take Down That Christmas Tree on Jan. 1

1. You already got your money's worth out of the $90 Blue Spruce
2. The pitter patter of needles dropping in the night is keeping you awake.
3. The kids look under the tree every morning just in case there was something they overlooked on The Day.
4. A gangle of squirrels has gathered on the porch eyeballing the tree as it is the only tree on the property they haven't built a nest in.
5. Everyone else already dragged their tree to the curb

6. You are just dying to crack open those boxes of Martin Luther King decorations.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


I love gift cards--giving them and getting them. But I want to know what the person used the gift card for, especially if it is a Barnes and Noble or Borders gift card. It always makes me think.

Andrew used his Borders gift card to buy a book on physics and promptly plopped down to enjoy it. It is a book I wouldn't have thought to get him. Borders should have a gift registry like Penney's and Target does.