We’re trying to get all the XMas cards done today, since if they don’t go out this afternoon they won’t get there until after the day. It’s been kind of a challenge for me, since most of my friends are as mobile as we are and tend to have moved from year to year. That’s the most utilitarian part of the ritual – keeping everyone up to date with our (frequently changed) address, and keeping our records up to date. Every single year for the last 15 I think to myself “I’ll do the cards Thanksgiving weekend, then I’ll be done in plenty of time” and every year, we are sending them out on the 19th and 20th and 23rd. Procrastination cuts deep. One way or another, they’ll be done today either by being done or by us just stopping.