Sunday, December 13, 2009

It's a Wrap


I am completely bundled into the insulating warmth of the season. I made yesterday a joyful one ... shopped for my loved ones, and enjoyed every last second I spent wrapping my treasures. The tree seems more contented now ... and the scene is complete.

Hubby and I stole a day for ourselves and I even wrangled him into watching a cheesy (AKA chick flick)  Christmas movie with me. I am not sure how I managed it but I seemed to have removed frantic and replaced it with contented. And that's a first for me.

After I placed the final gift under the tree and sat admiring my handiwork with the tea towels and safety pins, I couldn't stop the anticipation from creeping from my toes to my heart. What is it about Christmas that reacquaints us with the child in ourselves? I went to bed feeling more alive and joyous than I have a right to ...

6 comments:

  1. There is something so satisfying and fulfilling about having the presents under the tree ready for the big day. A sense of wholeness with the universe I think, well that's what it feels like to me.
    Glad you had a good day.
    xx

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  2. I love buying presents, but I must admit - I am not a fan of wrapping at all. I am usually that person wrapping all night long, on Christmas Eve, because I put it off for so long. When I was little I used to pay my sister to wrap my gifts! Now I'm too old for that. :-)

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  3. Lovely! I also enjoy that trip back to childhood, and love putting gifts under the tree. It all looks beautiful! I have to say that these shiny wrapping papers these days are sometimes rather hard to control, but other than that, I do enjoy it!

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  4. You have been so into Xmas this year in your writing. You exude a true happiness and that is good.I am looking forward to opening one of thos packages but I hate to spoil the wrappings. I like to save them for next year. See you shortly. We all are kids at Xmas and some of us all year long. Polar Bear

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  5. How wonderful you've gotten so much accomplished. I like your creative gift wraps,it's so much more fun that way.
    which movie did you see? :)

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  6. I am living vicariously through your holiday cheer. You sound like you are living Christmas the way it was meant to be.

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