It's hard to think clearly during the holiday season.
What with all the
It's easy to feel a little overwhelmed, a little forgetful; yes, a little ditzy.
I was talking to a friend the other day while huffing and puffing on our respective elliptical runners. I confessed to having lost something that I was ever-so-sure I had tucked away in my purse, but I also admitted that I had been especially spacey of late, and we went through the list of causes and, well... excuses.
You know, the usual suspects: holiday mania, menopause brain, vitamin B deficiency (LC told me about that one...), sugar excess-ivity...husbands.
I blamed this particular incident on a deluge of junk mail and catalogs that I am always in too much of a hurry to recycle.
That, I told her, was my final answer, and I'm sticking to it. Consider it, I told her grandly, my 'excuse du jour'. I told her she could have one too...her very own
Excuse du jour.
"How kind!" she exclaimed. "Don't mention it", I responded generously.
Then I thought "why be stingy?" So all of you may have one as well. Your very own "Excuse du jour" for this holiday season.
Consider it a little gift from me to you. A virtual stocking stuffer if you will.