I am an old fashioned sort of woman. I like to send Christmas cards. I sign them. I stamp them. I mail them. Usually, I include a little typed letter with family news for my relatives and long time friends. Because I'm normally a frugal, thrifty person, I purchase cards when they are on sale after Christmas and then store them during the year in a special little box with the other Christmas stuff.
But this year! I discovered that I am short on cards! How did this happen?
This afternoon, I trolled the stationery stores' websites hoping to find a deal on cards and desperately wishing I could just order online and have them delivered to my front door and thus avoid the mall. Every time I clicked on 'Add to cart' the store informed me, "Oops, sorry. We're out of stock on that one." No cards, no sale. So I called the local shop and put cards on hold there and told the clerk I'd pop in this evening on my way to the airport to pick up The Professor. By tomorrow afternoon, I hope to have all the cards in hand, signed, and addressed. Wish me Godspeed.
I am thankful that the shop had enough of my first choice. I am also thankful that the store is basically on the way to the airport.