I wish my overpriced makeup would come in the mail.
I had to work today, and I had a mild panic attack when I looked at the schedule and realized xmas is next frigging week. I'm in pretty good shape; I've made all the gift I planned on making by hand, but I've put off the shopping till now and it's the worst possible time of year to shop.
I made an observation today; the holidays make unimportant things seem urgent and important things get shelved, where they fester in the subconscious stress-basin to keep you up at night. If it were socially appropriate to bring a laptop and work on my thesis on christmas day, I would. But it's not. In fact, it's super-not. To do so would look rude and selfish, etc etc ad nausium, even though it's essentially the focus of my entire life right now.
So what's the problem? Have I lost perspective? Or just the commercialized "christmas spirit"?