If you've been following my blog, you know I love to watch football. Yesterday, I set my wrapping station up on the table in front of the fire and TV, and wrapped until I was done.
I found the perfect gift tags at Home Goods. You know me and my love affair with plaid! In their excitement of opening gifts, do you think I can have the little kids save their tags so I can use them again next year? It's not that I'm cheap, I just LOVE these tags!
After I finished wrapping, I sat down and enjoyed looking at the fruits of my labor. We will load all of this up in our red sleigh next weekend and head to the city for Christmas. Mazey may have to ride on top of the car, better yet, we'll put a red nose on her, and she can help guide the car out of the mountains.
We have really been enjoying living in the mountains. Life is just different up here, and we are adjusting well. I'm not a shopper, which is a good thing, because there are very few places to shop up here in the pines. Like so many others, I shopped on Amazon for the little and big kids. We do not have mail service directly to the cabin, so we go to the Post Office almost on a daily basis. Let me tell you, the Post Office is the gathering place for the community.
If you get a yellow slip of paper in your box, you go to the main lobby with a cast of thousands, (actually maybe 10 people), and give the clerk your PO Box number, and within a few minutes, they return with your packages. I am so impressed with the ladies at the Post Office. Many of them have memorized box numbers and don't have to ask for your number. Some of the ladies will memorize up to five PO Box numbers that people in line tell them, and they go in the back and return with a cart full of packages. They don't even write them down. I have trouble memorizing my own number......let alone four or five others!
Those in line will open doors and graciously help others out to their cars if it's a big package day. I have seen such kindness when I'm in line. This helpful, heartwarming spirit is year-round, not just during the Holidays, here in our little community. I'm so happy to call this little piece of heaven my home.