One of Christmas's most daunting tasks. I bet Santa is real grateful he has a house full of elves right about now.
But, this is something I like to do. Yes, believe it or not. But the mood has got to be just right, the atmosphere perfect and I have to have the house to myself. The season was continuing on and still no presents had been wrapped in spite of the all in cap's note I made for myself on my holiday list, that said: "WRAP ALL PRESENTS AS THEY ARE BOUGHT!" Uh huh, for 3 years running that hasn't happened. Finally, all the stars aligned last Wed (I had the day off from work) it had snowed the night before, I woke early and turned all my Christmas lights on. It was beautiful! Gathered the papers I wanted to use (this year's theme is trees, mistletoe and wreaths in rich traditional colors), grabbed the box of bows and my new tags and I was ready.
Well, almost. I needed something "holidayish" to entertain me. I slipped my brand new DVD into the player and there it was----from my childhood, a show I have loved forever and have not seen since. Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol! Oh my, what a treat and as the songs played I sang along remembering most of the words. "And Razzleberry dressing...." My grin was huge and my pile of presents were finally appearing under the tree, in all their dressed up splendor. It was a perfect morning.
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