Today has begun with the fine art of wrapping Christmas packages. Somewhere along the way, I was determined that this year I'm not putting all my presents that I hunt for so diligently, in what looks like decorated shopping bags.
I used 4 year-old wrapping paper that my daughter, Larin had bought from a school kid trying to raise money. It had a bunch of paper on the roll and I mean it was huge! The paper was double backed, thick, and would make the most excellent creases ever.
I'm looking over my stash and pondering how that now, I have all the time in the world. No kids running around--we have an empty-nest and I'm going to make the most of the freedom. It is only the 20th of December and the long distant packages have already been sent off to Arkansas and states beyond.
Now, not only do I have to put the rush-on, but Steve said, "Here ya' go." "I have a bunch of preparedness items to be wrapped for everyone, too. Me, "SWELL!"
This is where absolutely beautiful comes in. I ran (slowly) into the spare room and got out all the 6" and 8" tulle from Kiely and Matt's wedding reception. The tulle ribbon is all burnt orange, but with the beautiful gold and red wrapping it looks like shiny gold. It made the presents poufy-pretty and the ordinary, gorgeous!
Steve's choice for preparedness items had to do with battery holders (how fun) and toilet seats. The seats are the ones that go over buckets and they're black rubber. Both the holders and the butt holders were the hardest things in the world to wrap. It would have been easier wrapping-up a tank. Maybe I was just so tired of wrapping. I did most of it just leaning over from my waist to the floor, so I was more than just a bit tired. It was my mighty, magic marathon, wrapping extravaganza. Let's make toilet seats beautiful and the life of Christmas day!