Friday, December 23, 2011

last push

Yep, it's almost upon us.  Christmas, if you didn't guess.  And we have been busy.  Almost as busy as you, I suspect.  We're so busy we've been using child labor.
We give them cookie breaks, so don't worry.
And now we're mostly ready.  I just need to wrap all 1001 presents before Sunday morning.  Because I procrastinate.  And how do you procrastinate wrapping presents?  Well, if you're a real procrastinator pro like I am, then you spend a day or so organizing a proper wrapping area.  It's so nice, I don't want to mess it up by wrapping. 
I had to give up using my treadmill to set up in this space.  Which was a big sacrifice since I, um, use it so often.  But!  See?  I had the bright idea to use a tension rod to put the ribbon up!
So now it's easier to pick out the pretty ribbon you want without making a huge mess.
And I set up a little caddy with extra ribbons, scissors, tape, gift tags, pens and heavy duty tape for the big boxes.  And a few baubles to pretty up a package or two.
And I tucked a bin full of gift bags under the desk I'm using as a gift wrap station.
And I of course strung lights.  Now it feels like a dorm room in our bedroom.
Now I'm all ready to wrap!  I'm getting to it.
I hope you all have a very Blessed Christmas!  Enjoy your friends and families, your food and drink, and all your gifts.  You can bet I'll be doing all of that here, too.  And remembering the Greatest Gift of all.
Merry Christmas!  xoxo, Ruthie

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ruthie, Merry Christmas to you also. Thanks for sharing your "office" with us, where all the real work gets done, LOL The child labour is cute also!! I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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