the wild ride we call the holidays is squarely behind us. some big hits and some big misses this year. i kind of panicked over the silver and gold boxes i chose for the season. first because they were late in arriving, then because james felt they were not bright enough, too fancy, not fun, whatever. he was right but it all turned out well in the end (though a frightening post thanksgiving lull gave me pause to rethink my whole reason for doing this...).
so what's next? a bigger store, a huge new kitchen, more help...and recycled paper boxes. i don't care if they look like dirt. i love the holidays, i love the craziness, i love giving and receiving but i hate the waste. next year less waste (and a bigger space), okay santa?