Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Gift

Here we are, late in the 12 days of Christmas, with those names still on our shopping list -- loved ones who are the most difficult people for whom to shop. Every year we repeat our better intentions -- next year, I'm doing this in July! Next year, my husband/wife/sibling will make this decision! And then you find yourself in the department store on Christmas Eve paying too much for the sweater that she will never wear, the gift that lives on in family legend as the ugliest gift ever given.

Don't be so hard on yourself. Stop by kybecca and pick up a bottle of wine. Follow the time-tested magic, one for the giftee, two for the gifter, three just in case you've forgotten someone. You can still worry if that makes you feel more comfortable -- zinfandel or cabernet? California or French? You can still spend too much, if that's how you show your love. But you could also bargain shop, completing your list in record time and providing yourself with a glass of wine to help you unwind from your one-stop holiday shopping.

'Tis the season to be jolly . . .

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