The catalogs have officially taken over my mailbox. There is a giant stack of them waiting for me on a daily basis. Honestly, there are only so many wine & cheese baskets a girl can take. And since when do people actually enjoy receiving alarmingly-large-sized hunks of imported sausages? Don't answer that.
Today's mail revealed a catalog full of Pajama-grams. An entire tree's worth of information on Pajama-grams alone. What exactly is a Pajama-gram you ask? I'm still trying to figure that out myself, sorry.
Tiffany & Co.'s immaculately conceived catalog also arrived. Theirs is packaged in their trademark robin's egg blue, just beckoning to be opened before anything else. The electric bill and the March of Dimes can wait, it says. Spend $35,000 on large statement diamonds to single-handedly revive the faltering economy, it says.
It's hard not to become overwhelmed by all the distractions around us this time of year. Let's try to focus on what matters. Let's put our priorities before us, never allowing everything else to filter through. Gift-giving and shopping should neither stress nor put us out. Let's not feel pressured to give in to it. Let's sit back and enjoy the holidays, shall we?