I was more organized this year. I got some Christmas cards back in November. I printed out mailing labels. I chased down each member of my family and got them to sign the damn things.
I had no stamps. Not a problem, I can order them online. They usually take a few days to get here, at most.
Almost a week after I ordered them, I got an email from USPS letting me know my stamps would be here in six to ten days.
The Director reasonably pointed out that this is a very busy time of year for the post office. Maybe you’ll all get your cards by New Years.
Speaking of a busy postal season, I did all my shopping for presents online. Only one thing needed me to go and actually pick it up myself, the rest are either en route or already under the tree. I’m not a big fan of malls, and from Thanksgiving to January I try to stay away from them altogether.
I’ve kept in touch with the old job; seems the lady hired to replace me is leaving at the end of the month, ostensibly to find a job with insurance benefits. I can’t help but wonder if she’s just using it as an easy excuse like I did. At any rate, they made sure to mention that if I don’t like my new job, I’m always welcome back at the old one. Nice to have a fallback, I guess.