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To all a very good night

By Richie Ann Ashcraft
Let the holidays begin! I did all my shopping with one big trip .The tree is up, the presents are wrapped, and my nutcracker army is locked and loaded. I just have to get through this last working day which I expect to be exceptionally and even torturously uneventful. In previous years the hubby and I never lasted until Christmas to open our presents. We always tore into them with zeal a week, maybe a few days before. This year I made him promise that no matter what we’d wait until the official Christmas morning. We almost made it, except…. Except I came home for lunch yesterday and my Christmas present was smack in the middle of my bedroom floor…unwrapped no less. It was a brand new mattress and box springs. Sleeping in a taco bed most of my adult life was starting to take its toll. I was starting to get all hunchbacked and haggard. I was and still am giddy. It has memory foam (the best invention ever!)….my butt sinks down three inches and glorious NASA foam swaddles me like a little newborn homunculus. So, in exchange for the early gift I let hubby open one of his presents. It was a brand new pair of pajama pants…’cuz I don’t want any dirty old pants in my new bed. Then we swore again that there would be no more present opening before Monday morning. Awhile later, I dug the chocolate dreidel Daniel gave Soren out of his stocking and we ate it. But I swear…that was the last one!!! Will power….will power. I went to bed at 8:30 p.m. and didn’t stir until 4 a.m. Maybe this year Santa can leave my presents at the foot of my new bed so I don’t even have to get up Christmas morning. I could just lean over the side and fish something up. That’d be awesome!!! Merry Christmas everyone and to all (especially me) a very very good night!

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