I’ve been a bad, bad monkey. I’m finally getting around to writing my Christmas thank-you notes. What the hell do I say after such a long wait?
I’ve been having some health problems for the past 8 months or so. I was sleeping 14-16 hours a day, so all I could really do was sleep, eat and get to work. My doctors weren’t sure what was wrong, but whatever it was seems to be going away. I’m sleeping a normal amount and am finally able to be useful during the time I am awake again.
Now that I’m ready to rejoin the human race, I want to get my Christmas gifts sent out and thank-you notes written for the gifts I got. I also got a check from my grandma for Easter that I decided I wasn’t going to cash until I got the thank-you note in the mail (I still have the check). What do I say? I don’t really feel like going into a lot of detail regarding my problems because I’m afraid that it’ll sound like I’m wanting pity instead of the genuine thanks that I’m trying to say.
Also, when my husband got gifts from my family, I wrote down who they came from and promptly lost the list. I just found it last week. Do I write to them and say that I’m the bum? Make my husband write the note and blame me? Neither one of those options sound very good.
I know that the proper thing to do is to write thank-you notes 5 minutes after you receive the gift and this really is what I want to do from now on. But how do fix this etiquette blunder? I’d really like to just forget the whole thing and promise to do better next Christmas, but I know that’s not the right thing to do. Help!