Happy Holidays from Cheryl Shops!
I don't know about you, but the holidays make me a little crazy. Maybe it's all the alcohol and rich food, maybe it's having to shop for people other than myself (I kid! That's the most fun part!), maybe it's the expectation that you be full of mirth and merriment when all you really want to do is put on your pajamas, have a glass of wine (or, um, a bottle), and curl up on the couch and watch The Notebook. So I can kind of empathize with what's happening in the Spears family right now. Oh, what's that? You haven't heard? Jamie-Lynn Spears is pregnant. That would be Britney's 16-year-old sister. And, yep, to paraphrase Madonna, she's keeping the baby.

Ladies, consider this my public-service announcement to you. Now, I know you are all smart, capable women--you're lawyers, investment bankers, writers, nonprofit administrators, doctors--but maybe you have a little sister or even a friend who needs a little guidance. If so, please refer them to this page that explains their birth-control options. Or, if you have some last-minute gift shopping to do for your girlfriends, perhaps you'd consider making a donation to Planned Parenthood in their name instead. 'Cause this abstinence-only thing that the Bush administration has been pushing for the last seven years? It's clearly not working!

Okay, now that I've aired my politics, it's time for me to take a little break from Cheryl Shops. I am headed out to Chicago soon for the holidays, but I will be back in the new year, so please come visit me soon. And in the meantime, this year's post-Christmas sales are supposed to kick ass, and, in fact, retailers are already marking stuff down like crazy. So go, shop, and be merry, but if you need a break, don't be afraid to bust out the pajamas and the wine and the schmaltzy DVDs. Happy holidays, everyone!

4 comments

michelle said...

Happy holidays, Cheryl!

Anonymous said...

Best wishes always.

Shannon said...

The Holidays always feel so rushed! Sometimes you just need to stop and take a deep breathe. Have a Merry Christmas!!

Queen of Suburbia t-shirts said...

Is it just me or did Christmas pass in the blink of an eye this year?