Our thermometer says it's 28° here now. I just got in from taking out the recycling, and there was a slight wind, so it felt even colder. I actually worked up a sweat! I had to make four trips to carry it all out to the road (I kept repeating, "Recycling is good. Recycling is good."), and apparently it was a bit of a workout. Only my feet are cold right now.
Some might think that this entry is merely a way of procrastinating about the next thing on my list. But they'd be wrong. I LOVE to wrap presents. It's one of my favorite things to do. You know that song, "My Favorite Things"? If I had written that, it would go "raindrops on roses and giftwrapping presents." Heck, sometimes I'll wrap an empty box in the summertime, just so I can remember how much I love wrapping.
This has nothing to do with any of this, but it makes me laugh. Well, I guess the torture aspect is there. "Have you got all the stuffing at one end?"
Okay, I stopped procrastinating and got going. I'm taking a break from Round One--got the kids' stuff wrapped and packed in a box, ready to ship. Round Two will be Ken's presents, and I'm starting to think that I may be able to get it done today! It helps to listen to some Christmas music. First was "Christmas with the Rat Pack," and now it's one of my favorites: "Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets." Much like the fabulous Ventures' Christmas album, they start the songs with a riff from a surf music classic, then go into a Christmas song. It's fun stuff, and it really does put me in a good mood!
From the "You Know You're Getting Older When..." File: After wrapping presents for a few hours, you feel like you've been hit by a truck. Okay, I exaggerate. I only feel like I've been hit by a Mini-Cooper.Part of it is my own fault, because I like to sit cross-legged on the floor when I wrap. My legs don't like it quite as much. The good news? Ken's presents are wrapped! YES! I haven't wrapped the stocking presents yet, and I have a few non-Ken presents to wrap, but I can do that this weekend. All his main presents are wrapped, though. What a relief to have that done! I also got everything done on my list. Who rocks? I rock, that's who.