Supply debacle
Over a week ago I re-ordered my usual 1000-pack of lip balm tubes. I still had plenty left and normally would have gotten the new box well in time, BUT the supplier shipped them the day before Thanksgiving and they won't arrive until Thursday, Dec. 5. (I am continually surprised at how slow UPS is... )

I am totally out of my regular tubes and needed to make several flavors that I'm out of. Averting a lip balm tragedy, I happened to have about 150 oval tubes that I was saving for a secret project for next year. So a few of you will receive some oval-shaped lip balms. Cute!