Saturday, December 24, 2016

Stress That We're Glad to Assume

The cards are ready early--for once
Christmas is one of the most stressful times of the year for your humble blogger . There's writing the annual Christmas letter--usually sent late--and shopping for gifts. Sometimes there's travel, often there are dinner parties to attend and host, and always some year-end financial planning for ourselves and clients.

We also work on charities that deliver Christmas presents to local children. We call the parents beforehand to get a general idea of what the children like, doing our best to fulfill their wishes while abiding budget constraints. Lately we've been spending more on these kids than we do on our own loved ones, but that's because ours have everything they need. Though these tasks add to the busy-ness of the season, it's stress that we're glad to assume.

You haven't experienced stress until you scour the malls for a Five Nights At Freddy's Foxy Plush doll (if you know what this is, dear reader, you're much more in tune with the culture than I) and finally order one from Amazon with a delivery date that could slip until after Christmas (it came on December 22nd).

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