Wednesday, December 24, 2008


I'm done.

Late last night, as I was wrapping up gifts I noticed that I had forgot a gift I had purchased back in San Diego. That means I forgot a present for someone I planned on giving one to. But I don't care. I'm not going to do a single thing about it. And maybe I'll apologize and promise to put the gift in the mail when I get home, but maybe I won't. Because what it would take for me to go out today and find another gift would be absolute torture and would put me in the worst of moods, and I simply refuse to make this day stressful and steer further away from the true meaning of Christmas.

So I'm taking a stand. And if you are out today or are thinking about going out, I beg you to reconsider. I plan on going to church and spending time with family and friends. That's it. No malls, no parking lots, no crazy lines, nothing. I will be a much merrier person because of it. And if you are reading this, and you'll know it's you because you will be thinking to yourself on Christmas Day "I know this heifer remembers that we exchange gifts every year!", please know that I love you and no amount of silly little trinkets, or smelly lotions, or pretty candles, or cute shirts can say it better.

Merry Christmas to everyone!!!


melanie said...

does this mean i can leave and go home to mamas? the only reason i've been in my apartment today, still unable to wrap a few things for lack of boxes, (thus HIGHLY unproductive), dreading the gridlock i'll face when the clouds explode and i start my slow, wet, commute down the 5, praying to make it to mom's before it's time to leave for church, afraid to step away for milk or even even jump in the shower is is 2 days late, and ALLEGEDLY gonna show up any second with YOUR christmas gift. if you don't want it, i'll head back to lm immediately and toast you with an iou and a brimming cup of cheer ;o)

melanie said...

ha! wait!
as i typed that, it came!!! woohoo!
merry christmas!

Christy said...

Merry Christmas to you, too!

I don't blame you. I say BOO to the mall on Christmas Eve.

All I want to do is get off of work and head home to see my husband and doggies...we've had far too little time together lately (SLAMMED at work). The bummer is, I'll have to turn around and get in my car to head BACK down to OC.

Jon Lustig said...

Good for you, don't worry about it. Anyone who truly appreciates the spirit of the holiday will still be happy to receive your gift, assuming it's a meaningful one instead of some trinket. If they can tell that you thought of them as a person instead of as a name on a list, that's what counts.
I know there's one gift this year that I won't quite be able to deliver by tomorrow morning, but I'm pretty sure the person in question will be happy when it finally does make its way to her.

Merry Christmas Bri, to you and all those you hold in your heart.

I wish you a hopeful Christmas
I wish you a brave new year
All anguish, pain and sadness
Leave your heart and let your road be clear

Anonymous said...

you'd probably end up with some kind of psychosis is you tried to do everything without thinking of yourself.