I, like everyone else, was disappointed, angry, and even depressed at the Glowforge delay. I got over it and have even found a bit of a Silver Lining in it all.
You see; I was hoping, and in the spirit of the Season, Believing, that I might find a Glowforge under the Christmas Tree sometime in December. So - - I got ready for it.
Holiday decorating was done earlier than ever - I get time to enjoy it longer.
Almost all my shopping for Family and Friends is completed - only a few odds and ends that I may want to pick up. I saved a few things for the Holiday Bustle right before Christmas. Call me crazy, but I’ve enjoyed the few times when I shopped for the little “Something Extra”. Always knowing that I wouldn’t be disappointed if I didn’t find that last little extra item for someone.
I’m going to enjoy the Holiday more than I have in a long time. Partly because I felt like a kid anticipating the present I REALLY wanted - I’m an adult, so I got over it and won’t pout. The real Silver Lining is that the anticipation of a Glowforge got me to prepare early and I can now relax and enjoy.
Light snow falling in Wisconsin right now, Christmas music playing, nursing a Brandy Old Fashioned Sweet (it’s a Wisconsin thing and delicious), dogs at my feet and leisurely wrapping presents.
Heck, the spot reserved for the Glowforge even makes a great wrapping station.
However you and your Family and Friends celebrate the Holidays, have a Great Season. For me, it’s Merry Christmas. Please translate my heartfelt sentiment into whatever Holiday Wish that you hold dear to your heart.