Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Don't I Look Cute This Morning?

What's that? You might ask.... oh this little bag here?... That's all NINETY Christmas cards addressed and ready to go... thank you very much!


Mr Furious said...

You look beautiful!

gigs said...

Good job Mrs. F.! Next year might I suggest the self-adhesive envelopes where you just peel off the backing and slap them shut! (Also, I have used a damp sponge in the past to avoid horrible adhesive taste, paper cuts of the tongue and dry mouth...)

You've got me beat - only had to do 78 of my own!

Mr Furious said...

These are the nice silver-lined envelopes that came with the photo cards. But the sponge is a good idea for next time...

Right, honey?

P.S. I honor and appreciate you for your Xmas hardships.

etbroderick said...

Oh, definitely don't lick 'em again next year. A sponge is okay, but it juiciness is sure to bug you. Buy an envelope moistener from staples, Target, wherever. Porbably costs $1-2 and will save your life. Ever think of entering the addresses into a list of contacts on your computer? You can do it when things slow down in January and from now on just print labels every year. Huge time daver. And I think I type faster than I write these days, so it doesn't take as long as you might think to type 'em in...Just a thought.

Daniela said...

In addition to the envelope moistener, Peel & Stick address labels are the way to go.

I keep all of the card peeps in an Excel spreadsheet, and use the "envelopes and labels" feature to configure my labels. You can even pop in the manufacturer's label number code thingie (like Avery 5260) and it'll set up the spacing and whatnot for you automatically.

You're on a Mac, so I've read. I'm sure those Mac people have figured out something similar. Either way, it is about five whole minutes worth of work.

You look great in the morning, btw.

Avery Gray said...

Good woman! You're gorgeous!

Mrs. Furious said...

Mr F,
when you call me honey it makes me want to gag! ;)

you all jumped on here within minutes of each other!

Oh self-adhesive envelopes would have been a good idea. Mr F is right that these were the envelopes inculded in the order... but I think I could spring for the extra expense. I can still taste 'em this morning!

Mrs. Furious said...

Eileen & Daniela,

great minds think alike right?

#1 definitely wish I had had a moistener. I thought of the sponge... but have made that mistake before and with photo cards inside I didn't want too much moisture!

#2 we actually do have the addresses in the computer (but they are in Mr F's old computer!) Also I can't remember why but one year when we went to print them we found that to be very frustrating... must look into it!

also to put another label idea out there my good friend always has labels with her kids names and ages to stick on the back of photos instead of writing on them! (of course I'm too lazy to do that)

Mrs. Furious said...

Avery Gray,

thank you ;)

Shirls said...

have you heard of this magical thing called a "glue stick" LOL

you look great!

Mrs. Furious said...

That is ingenious! Of course I only have about 100 of those lying around!
Dammit... I just remembered that that is how I closed them last year... damn kids are sucking all the brain cells I have left right out of me!

katieo said...

I think you look cute. I think I kind of look that way every day...

when you call me honey it makes me want to gag! LOL!!

Julie said...

Holy cow, 90 cards?!

You always look cute, Mrs F!

Mr Furious said...

when you call me honey it makes me want to gag!

It's intentional.

Mrs. Furious said...

Okay I'm back... must get cookies in oven... I'll be back in a second!

Mr F

Deb said...

Ugh... I did the final 12 last night. Five calories a lick.

MommyTime said...

I'm so impressed. If it makes you feel any better: my cards are still sealed in their box, and all the photos containing both kids also contain one kid with half-closed eyes, a weird mouth, or some other oddity. So, nothing even remotely ready for the mail yet here. On the flip side, the bathroom redo now has a working toilet and sink... It's all give-and-take, so don't put too much pressure on your self!

Mrs. Furious said...

"I think I kind of look that way every day..."
lol...I hope not!

90... yeah I don't even know how that happened... we only have like 3 friends! We started with our wedding list and kind of stuck with that.

Mrs. Furious said...


5 calories a lick?!? Somehow I doubt that!

I took Mr F Nine months to do our bathroom remodel... guess who was pregnant that whole time and had to go upstairs every freaking 5 seconds to pee!?!
You've got your priorities straight!

Heather said...

Lookin HOT! But it's all in the name of Christmas, right?

P.O.M. said...

That is alot of freakin' work. Please tell me you didn't write personal little notes in each. I only did 26. But I'm single and my bf didn't think it was appropriate to send out cards "together." So fuck him -he can do his own damn cards. Which, of course, he won't do.

Deb said...

Yeah, I doubt it, too, but everyone keeps telling me that. The act of licking has to burn more calories than any amount of glue you might ingest.

Mrs. Furious said...


when am I not looking HOT?!?

Mrs. Furious said...


hell no. we do photo cards and one of those ridiculous annual letters (how could we not?) we don't even sign them. I did address them all though!

and what's up with the bf and the cards!? weird. Men are freaks though so what do you expect?

Mrs. Furious said...


there is no freaking way I burned 450 calories licking envelopes! I wish. But that cannot be factually accurate.

Bi0nicw0man said...

Dude, I look like that every morning. I work from home. DBF is lucky if I shower or put on pants before he gets home. :) I work better that way!

Good job on the cards, but ya get a glue stick!!

Mrs. Furious said...

"DBF is lucky if I shower or put on pants before he gets home."
Oh I've been there!

is it just me or do my eyebrows look even bigger when my hair looks like crap?!

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