OMG! I have been wrapping Christmas presents. I am about as skilled at that endeavor as I am in doing household repairs. I just had to get away for a while.
I am by nature a very organized person, but today has been an exception. I’m working on the dining room table – and it is an absolute mess! Scattered about the table are eight of the long rolls of wrapping paper, five of the flat folded kind and two thingies of white tissue paper. Plus there are sets of five kinds of gift labels. There are also scissors, a Scotch Tape dispenser, a ruler, a sharp letter opener and a pen somewhere on the table. No ribbons – thank God! That shouldn’t be too bad to work with, but unfortunately I didn’t bother to clear off the table before starting to wrap.
Somewhere in the mess are my laptop, the mouse, place mats, remotes for my TV, Blu-Ray player and satellite receiver box, and two Sunday newspapers. At least I have been smart enough to work with one gift at a time and put it away when I’ve finished wrapping it.
But the process has been maddening! I can’t find anything when I need it. I have to go searching for everything under the clutter. One time, after a particularly difficult wrapping job I put the wrong name on the gift label, and had to unwrap and rewrap. Grrrr………. 👿
Some good things:
- There are only a few more gifts to be wrapped.
- My Christmas shopping is completed – a full week before the 25th, an all-time record for me.
- While typing this vent my blood pressure and pulse have returned to normal.
Now I’m ready to finish the job. 😀