hazel was watching "santa claus the movie" (remember that one from the 80's, with dudley moore?) and a couple of things struck me. the first was that i am just like a little elf myself, out in my workshop, working away by my fire, day and night, so that folks can have their gifts in time for christmas. somehow it cheered me a bit and put a happy light on all this stress. the other thing that was funny was that the movie was like a sumbliminal advertisement for etsy. one of the morals of the story was that handmade is far superior to mass-produced!