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  • Busy Holiday Preparations

    But still made the workout. 240 ab reps and 20 minutes on the Gazelle with Mr. Billy Idol rocking along.

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    We like to have lots of presents under our Christmas tree for everyone. Not big items, mind you. The little things that people mean to get for themselves and don't. The little kids get lots of small toys, games and puzzles that don't require batteries or an internet connection. The grown ups get scarves and gloves and ear buds and clothing items to bump up their wardrobe or keep them warm in the winter weather. Sometimes even something unique you know they'd enjoy. A “joke” gift that really isn't a joke at all.

    But when you have lots of little presents, someone has to wrap them, put tags on them, and get them ready. That's usually me. I've done over 30 gifts so far, and have at least that many to go. And I love it.

    Wrapping presents is not a chore to me. You see, when I was about 12, my grandmother Morse (mom's mom), showed me how to wrap presents to make them beautiful, just like hers always were. It isn't easy to do, takes time to get the paper straight and the ribbon just so on the wrapping. But it's fun to do, and it's a little extra many people today just don't do anymore.

    So most of today was spent building uniquely shaped boxes out of cardboard (so the recipient has absolutely no clue what is inside), and wrapping them with colorful paper while remembering to put the name tags on. Ribbons will be added later, after I decide which colors go with which paper. (Yes, there is a correct choice.)

    But that workout was on my mind. So after a late dinner and about an hour to let it digest, I got started and finished up just in time to come post this entry.

    I guess if you want something bad enough, you find a way to make it happen.

    I hope you had a wonderful and blessed day.

    Fred
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