Yes, Christmas is 40 % off ten days away in case you didn’t hear.
I can’t help thinking about the Three Wise Men who you know paid retail. The Magi, who with the exception of possibly Peter Paul and Mary, are the most famous trio ever.
There was no…get your coupon online…back in BC. They had to come up with hard money to buy that myrrh and aromatic frankincense. When you think of what Tom Ford charges nowadays for his fragrance…fahgetaboudit
To be quite frank, I have a problem with Christmas being in the bargain bin. When I was a kid, my mother, who fancied herself Mrs. Claus, never looked for deals. It was always more about the perfect gift, not what one could get for less.
The only cheap gift I ever got was a cat from the pound in a Santa hat, and we sure didn’t mind that one bit, did we Fluffy, wherever you are.
My stocking was always award winning. Mom would never be so trite as to actually fill a red sock. Instead, she’d find something to put things in, like a wastepaper basket or tote bag. I still do that. As we speak I have a stocking for a friend that’s a pair of J Crew PJs packed with goodies in its pockets and pant legs. Might be a bit scary when she opens it since it looks as if someone occupies them, but it’s much more fun than the old red sock.
Legacies…how they range.
Another thing I did was stuff a laptop bag for someone I loved. Boy, did I have a ball doing that. I asked myself, what would he have in his so called computer bag, say if he went someplace overnight? He’s a practical fellow, efficient and terribly neat. But he’s also a tad naughty which is why I sneaked minibar bottles of Jameson in its little covert fabric covered compartments.
He also has a spare pair of flannel L.L. Bean boxers and a turtleneck if the temps drop along with socks, a toothbrush and a book of Hebrew psalms in case he needs a little inspiration. And yes, he’s of Jewish persuasion he keeps under wraps like an asthma inhaler or wooden leg. One’s faith is personal remember, and it’s one of the things I like best about him…but that’s another theme entirely…and as far as expense goes, I began the project in July so it’s already paid for.
Italian Cancers are very practical as well.
I’m not kidding when I say, what a good time I had stuffing this particular stocking, and not once did I think about deals and holiday steals.
a girl I know asked what I was doing for Christmas.
Her brows shot up when I say nothing.
Nothing is something I look forward to every year, when I can legitimately hole up with a mountain of books, food of my choice in the fridge with nothing pressing to do. With a family long gone and no beau to burn that Yuletide log with, it’s just me…Decking the Halls, Coming Upon a Midnight Clear knowing better than anyone, We Need a Little Christmas...right this very minute.
The season, at least its sacred spirit, has no business being on sale.
There was no room at the inn remember, no discounted suites to be had, yet he was perfectly happy Away in a Manger with myrrh and frankincense offered at full price.
I’m with him, and he, if you discount Good Friday that let’s face it, was a really bad day, didn’t fare too badly.