I just want to put this out there. You'll see EXACTLY why right around this time tomorrow night.
That is last year's Christmas Crazy mountain. I just finished building this year's, and all I'll say is ... HOOBOY.
In the meantime, a few housekeeping issues around the absolutely fantastic topic of Christmas Crazy:
1. There are a couple of Wish List items that haven't arrived yet. If they aren't on the premises tomorrow when I leave to delivery everything to Center for Victims, don't worry. I will make sure all items get to their intended destination. Promise. I also promise it's not big thing, especially considering that two of the things I ordered won't be here on time.
Also, y'all who included notes in your Wish List orders? Geesh. Way to make me all sobby and stuff.
2. A huge thank you to the companies that helped make Christmas Crazy just a little bit crazier this year. I've already mentioned that Blue Orange games sent a great box filled with games, OrbFactory sent an absolutely amazing assortment of crafty-type things, and X Shadyside Fitness held a special event that benefited Christmas Crazy (which, by the way, I haven't set eyes on the loot from that yet, so the total in the sidebar doesn't include it yet). Big thanks to all of them.
I also owe a big thank you to Hey Beast Studios for sending two adorable books along for the ride. Hey Beast Studios is a Pittsburgh-based company and Jefferey, the owner, was kind enough to contact me and then send the books.
3. Remember Benjamin? He'll be making another appearance around these parts soon. He's an amazing kid.
5. Thank you. Today and always and ... just thank you.
Imma gonna go stare at the toy mountain now.