Friday, March 20, 2009

in which i confess i'm not very good at follow through

I'm giving up on giveaways, unless I am not the one mailing things out. I am not good at following through. I'm going to stick my neck out and say that I still have NOT mailed out my giveaway from the last bloggy carnival. The one back in January. Yes, THAT one.

I love thinking about what I can give people. I love visiting and finding new blogs. It's a blast. BUT when it comes down to the nitty gritty of getting the stuff in the package and getting it in the mail, I am the world's biggest procrastinator. Seriously.

Poor CC has been patiently (or maybe not so patiently) waiting for her gift, and the whole time it's sitting here collecting dust because I forget to take it to the post office, and I forget to get a nice padded envelope for it, and then, it's getting later and later...oh, it's a big mess.

I was giving some homemade valentines away, along with a Starbucks card. Wellll, pretty soon it was after Valentine's Day. What in the world is she going to do with these Valentines now? I'd feel pretty cheesy sending them now. So I come up with the bright idea of making some cute other cards to go with these cards, like maybe some St. Paddy's Day cards. (Whoops, too late for that, too.)

Okay, maybe some Easter cards, or just friendship cards, or I'm thinking of you cards, or even some "sorry you lost your job" cards. Do you know, Hallmark does not have one card for that. Not one. I looked. A guy at our work got let go and I was looking for a "sorry you got laid off" card. No go. Nothing. The typical retirement cards just don't cut it there. "You lucky dog!" Or a picture of a guy with a briefcase jumping out a window. Not so much.

You almost want to buy a sympathy card, but those aren't so hot either. "Sorry to hear about your loss." "May God keep you in the days ahead." Well, of course you want that for them, but those are too morbid sounding to me. I'd be crying before I even wrote my name on it.

I finally found a goodbye card that was a little funny and I settled for that. But I didn't have to mail it. I just picked it up and brought it in to work with me. Much easier! But it's tough right now. I know so many people who have been laid off, or who have had layoffs at their companies. Fortunately I'm still working, so far. Sheer luck, or God's favor. One or the other.

But CC, take heart. I'm going to kick myself in the behind this weekend and try to finish some extra cards to send you. No promises, but I'm going to do my very best because I don't want to feel like a loser anymore. TTFN.


Becky K. said...

Ok. I soooo know this feeling. I am horrible at getting things to the Post Office. However, I have to say that you were very good at getting a book to me once. So don't be too hard on yourself. Sometimes these things just happen. I have a feeling CC will make out very well for all of your guilt.

Have a wonderful, hopefully spring-like week!

Crazy Daisy said...

I have this problem too! :-)