I had my first Christmas related meltdown of the season today. I have been trying to purchase doilies for a craft project and finally had to concede defeat this afternoon, something I wasn’t too pleased about. A crying spell followed in the Wal-Mart parking lot, which always makes me feel better, and by this evening I had recovered and moved onto my backup plan. It was to be expected, having left doily shopping to the last possible minute, but something I’d been hoping to avoid this holiday season. I’ve been trying not to have a repeat of last year’s December but so far, not so good.