- Who wants just one of every cookie? I mean, there are some at every party where one is more than enough. But more often than not, people have pulled out their holiday best. There are mostly those cookies, soft chewy tasty looking cookies, that let you know right up front that one wouldn't even come close to being enough; especially when you know you're taking the plate home to little people who need everything to be exactly fair and even in order to insure their survival. That puts the necessary minimum for each type of cookie at three and that's just not reasonable at the average exchange.
- Random ornaments?! Any of you who know me well know that I don't do random. Any tree that I have ever decorated of my own volition has had a theme, or at the very least a color scheme AND ORNAMENTS ARE ONLY PUT ON IN SETS! If there's just one of something, hang it on your rear view mirror! I watched last night with complete fascination as the other women oohed and awed over the ornaments and commented on how cute a particular one would look on their tree and I just thought: BUT HOW COULD THAT BE? THERE'S ONLY ONE! Don't get me wrong, there were cute ornaments. My friend Shandolynne, who I went with, summed it up best. During the exchange she leaned over and whispered, "Let me know if you see something you like and we'll go out tomorrow and look for eleven more."
Despite my neuroses, I did come home with a plate of yummy cookies that has already been attacked by the little people this morning and a very nice ornament that will be gifted to one of you random ornament collectors or hung from my rear view mirror.