It’s again time to make my annual “to do before Christmas list.” As in past years, at the top is “spend Christmas in New York City.” I have yet to mark that off the list. I leave it there in hopes some year I will be in New York for Christmas and unable to complete the rest of the list.
The rest of the list is always composed of such things as wrap the deck in garland and put snowmen figures in the bathroom. I have white-tiled walls in the bathroom, so I think the snowmen feel at home there. There are presents to purchase in town, and there are a few things which must be ordered on Amazon. There are packages to wrap, fudge to make, cookies to bake, the Christmas letter to write, the tree to decorate, and grandchildren’s Christmas programs to attend. Somehow, the list must be prioritized and then accomplished!
Still, I enjoy Christmas and am always glad I have decorated, stuffed presents in gift bags, and baked cookies. I must go now, though, I still have my collection of carolers to gather around the piano.
New York City? Maybe next year….