The holiday season has always been a time of giving for The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, and at the Dec. 6 Spirit of Saint Nicholas Ball, the organization geared up for another year of helping children in need.
Unless you’ve been ignoring the Internet, TV and every single person on Earth for the past week, you’re probably aware that at midnight on Friday the 13, while most of us slept, performed pagan rituals to ward off bad luck or practiced our Beyonce swagger in the mirror (hypothetically), Bey dropped a new album on iTunes — with zero warning, zero promotion and zero remorse.
Let’s face it: As much fun as the holidays can be, this is a rather stressful time of year. All of the shopping, coordinating of schedules, parties and traveling alone can make even the most organized of people neurotic. Not to mention that we’re piling all of these extras upon our already-busy day-to-day lives.