Well, hello holiday season.
I thought, for awhile last weekend, I was (semi) in control of holiday chaos this year.
In the last 24 hours, I realized there’s so much left to do.
I try to space out gift wrapping, in particular, because wrapping is an arm intensive activity.
Arm intensive activities = painful activities.
I used to make an effort to wrap packages nicely with special ribbons and bows.
I hurriedly wrap gifts, put tape on them in awkward places, and throw a “stick-em” bow on the top …
If I bother to put a bow on at all.
I know people who wrap everything in ONE color of paper, adding beautiful ribbons and bows.
I know others who have a different color wrapping paper for each member in their household.
I know women who collect cute fabric ribbons year-round,
And others who make “handmade” gift tags.
I love the IDEA of all those things.
I have visions of being a Perfect Woman.
Of course, I never come close to living up to my own ideals.
In fact, I doubt if anyone wraps gifts as half-ass as I do.
What are you like?
Do you use beautiful papers and gorgeous fabric ribbons?
Do you have gift wrapping magic?
Or are you more like me?
Filled with good intentions ….