I finished our Christmas newsletter before Christmas. Really, I did. It was actually about a week before Christmas, and I had all the copies printed, too. For some reason, I decided to write the envelopes insteading printing them. That turned out to be a bad idea: it took many, many hours and cramped my hand in a way it hasn't been cramped since college blue books.
Despite the timely preparation, the letters did not get mailed. There are a few additional steps I didn't complete (writing personal notes on each, folding, stuffing, and stamping), and so the components remain dormant on my desk. Well, today -- for the first time in a very long time -- I'm not occupied by work or social obligations on a weekend day. While that in itself may be reason to finish this project at long last, the real deciding factor is that we can't leave the house. For we are snowed in. The blizzard hit yesterday afternoon around 3:00pm, and it's still going strong nearly 24 hours later. We'reright about at the point where any portion of our car is visible. To the unknowing eye, it could just be any old snowbank.
It's quite pretty. Thick and fluffy. I'm glad we don't have to shovel. Time to get to work on those Valentine newsletters.