Friday, December 24, 2010
It's 7:45 AM on Christmas Eve. My head feels as if several gallons of tequila has passed through it in the last few hours. If only it were so. I guess 3 hours of sleep on a stuffed up head can illicit the same effect.
During a run of the mill normal Christmas sequence for me, today would be my holiday shopping day. I would be up and out of the house early so I could do as much shopping before I had to open the bike shop. But today I can breath easy. I had all my gift buying done by yesterday. And last night in the dark late secretive hours down in the basement I wrapped the gifts, created and produced my Christmas card for this year, and then topped it all off with some homespun gift tags. Had everything done by 4:00 in the A.M.
Now I can relax.
It is indeed an odd sensation, an unaccustomed feeling being this organized. Not just a few minutes late. Not even a dime short. But ahead of schedule and under budget. Making my own cards kept me in the Black.
The card at the top of the post is a picture of me twenty years ago just after I rode to Sanford and back in a blizzard. Why did I ride a bike in conditions many folks don't even like to drive in? Hmm. Good question. For the life of me I cannot dredge up any reason why it was a good idea.
The one below is actually a picture taken last Spring after a dusting of snow. It looked Christmas-ee so I used it.
I hope everyone has as good a Christmas this year as I seem to be headed for. May all your children be home to visit and your lights come down easier than they went up..