okay, i'm nipple treats-ed out. i was seriously up till 1am making these damn things for the kid to take to teachers and office staff and the hub to take to his co-workers. it's a hell of a lot easier than last year's cookie extravaganza, but still...
but i guess i shouldn't complain. not at all. my holiday prep this year was so easy compared to previous years - and i did most of it with the bean strapped to my person. i swear to you, i'll never do christmas shopping in the mall again (at least, not the bulk of it). online is king.
yesterday's visit to the picture people (sorry, monkey, i know you cringe every time you see that) was quite a success! of course, i got a little sweaty and flushed, and the kid did a lot of eyerolling, and the bean was crankified by the end of the session, but we emerged from that joint less than an hour later with printed photos in hand. now i just have to get my ass to aaron brothers or something to find a nice frame. the hub is picky about what goes on his desk at work, but i'm hoping he'll be so bowled over by these snapshots that he'll scurry right in to the office and plunk the frame in his cube without a second thought. heh.
omg, i'm a little cleave-tastic in that last one. oops. and please excuse the "zazzle" watermark. of course, i swiped these off the website. i don't have the time to scan 'em in for now. heh.
aaaaand, i finally got the christmas cards done. all 120 of them. it was a royal pain in my ass, and i really don't like how they turned out this year, but they're done. the hub and i had quite a tussle over design and colors, and i actually didn't think we were going to end up even DOING the damn things. but we'd had the photo shoot, and i refused to settle for just giving framed photos as gifts to our folks. so we both sucked it up, gave in on several points, and voila! and then i went to print the envelopes and - nothing. the fucking printer totally shit on me. it would print other things just fine, but for some reason, i couldn't get it to do the envelopes for the life of me. and so what did i do?
i bought another printer.
granted, i needed another one anyway as my old black & white laser wasn't mac-compatible. so i trekked my happy ass out to office depot and picked up a snazzy all-in-one. and it wouldn't print my damn envelopes, either. i couldn't figure it out, and i didn't have the luxury of time to sit there and figure it out. so what did i do? get ready to clutch your pearls, folks.
I MADE LABELS.
that's right. clear labels. i'm so ashamed. i'm hoping that i can play the "i have a newborn, i was lucky to get these out at all" card this year. and now i'm off to the post office to drop these things off. ugh.