Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Ahhhh, the joy of Christmas. Peace, joy and goodwill.  People are kinder to each other, aren't they?  Such a peaceful time of year. . . . carefully making lists while leisurely sipping egg nog, scouring the ads for the best sales, shopping (remember the coupons!), baking, setting off the smoke alarm (with each and every batch of cookies), deciding not to bake quite so much, more shopping (because there are more sales), more lists of gifts for people who didn't make the first list, hang Christmas lights outside, find the perfect tree, blow a fuse (because of all the lights), add more decorations to the outside anyway, spend hours getting the giant (but perfect) tree into a teensy tiny little tree stand (and making sure it is straight!), run back to the store for more lights (this time, for the tree), fight a little old lady for the last box on the shelf, be unable to resist the urge to add yet more lights because the neighbor added more to his yard (we will win the decorations war!!), hang as many ornaments on the tree as possible (note to self: buy another Christmas tree next year or stop buying ornaments), hang stockings (at least the ones you can find; what does everyone do with their stockings from year to year?), find one of the missing stockings in the bottom of a closet of an unnamed teenage boy (bonus! Christmas candy left over from last year), blow off the dust and hang said teenage boy's stocking,  print labels for the Christmas cards, realize the printer is out of ink, run to the office supply store to purchase another cartridge (can this count as a Christmas present to my husband?), reprint labels for the Christmas cards, cajole the teenage and young adult children into signing the Christmas cards, resort to bribery to get signatures on the cards, wrap presents, place presents under the tree, watch cats demolish the wrapping, rewrap presents, learn to live with a little rip here and there in the wrapping, is there time to hang more lights? (dang that neighbor!). . .  wake up Christmas morning to happy, smiling faces.  (And the realization that we won the Christmas decorations war!)

I love Christmas.  Hope you enjoy your holiday too!

1 comment:

Rich said...

Merry Christmas! You brightened my day!