Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Sorry to leave such a teaser! There are no new babies on the way or anything like that. Every year my mother's family gets together at Christmas and exchanges gifts. Not unusual. The thing is that people are stressed about who to include in the exchange (boy/girlfriends or only spouses?) and the cost of the gift and "who's buying mine". So, a couple of us young movers and shakers thought maybe we could adopt a family that would otherwise have no gifts. And, they said YES!! I was a little surprised that there wasn't much of a fight. Not that we're all stingy materialists, but change is change and all that jazz. So, there you have it. It'll be like a rosy card, family all gathered 'round wrapping gifts and eating tasty treats really knowing the true spirit of Christmas. That's how it looks in my head, anyway.