and you want me to take a NAP?
Seriously? Are you nuts?
Last minute orders are delivered except for two. The paper shredder is jammed. Glue gun is stuck. Again. Out of tape? Can't be. I bought the last truckload after Christmas last year. It's here somewhere...
Can you please make the bed? Hubby walks by and plops in recliner. Now, please?
It's not dry.
Dryer stopped ten minutes ago and clean sheets are draped over the bed.
Hubby looks around from said recliner. Oh.
I'll throw in a pair of sunglasses.
Glitter is swept from the floor. Ribbons pinned back in place. Gift bags separated according to size and put back in storage. Wrapping paper back in storage bins, lids clamped in place and neatly stacked in storage shed. Trudge back through rain. Hubby says, "Oops. I forgot to give you this." Hubby hands me the mail. Two last minute orders have arrived.
Trudge back to storage shed to bring wrapping paper back to the garage.
In the dark.
Brush snow from hair that's now pasted to forehead. Yes, it's snowing.
What's that noise? Is someone snoring?
Never mind. He better not be dreaming of sugar-plums dancing in his head unless he intends to make them!
What did I do with my coffee?
Open microwave door. Cold. Still.
It's 11:00pm. My feet hurt and my back aches, but the gifts are complete, everything works and the wrapping is done. But there's still kraut bieroks and cinnamon rolls to make, and the peaches-n-cream dessert for the work potluck. And in ONE HOUR it will be THREE DAYS till Christmas.
Take a nap?
I don't think so.
I sincerely hope your plans are completed and your family is gathered around so you can enjoy these blessed times with friends and family. And don't forget Christmas Eve services, visiting the homes of those who decorate with dazzling light displays, a cup of hot cocoa and your favorite holiday movie. Enjoy the sights and sounds and have a very Merry Christmas.
Until next time,
A Pile Of Christmas Gifts Stock PhotoBy Grant Cochrane, published on 27 October 2013
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Christmas Wish List Stock ImageBy Grant Cochrane, published on 15 October 2011
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Weather Sun And Clouds Stock ImageBy Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee, published on 30 January 2013
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Christmas Decoration Stock ImageBy Feelart, published on 29 October 2013
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