Originally Posted by Ligeia
In the middle of a very difficult extraction process. I haven't really celebrated Christmas in a few years, and I started putting an end to the gift exchange last year (for ethical reasons, mostly). Slightly more people agreed this year than they did last, and more of the people who simply had to give a gift did it as a donation to a charity, which was a positive change. Alas, winning hearts and minds is not as easy as I'd like.
we flew to the west coast this year to spend the vacation with part of the family, and we asked for few kid gifts and no adult gifts - partly to reduce materialism, and partly for the very pragmatic fact of flying home with parcels. there is currently a very large mound of plastic and clothing nonsense in our room, and we are trying to figure out how to ship it home.
extraction process, indeed.