But it's hard to wait. And just like those cookies that are supposedly being saved for the big feast, nobody will notice if there are a couple missing.
So here then is a little practice list, a little warm up for the high holy days of list-making.
Things That Make Me Smile:
- straight lines - graph paper, plaid, grid roads, argyle, perfectly hung pictures
- those thick wooly socks that you only dig out of the sock drawer on really cold days, socks that are so thick that they won't fit inside your boots but that's okay because you're not going anywhere anyway
- that one present under the tree that has the recipient totally perplexed and you know they will never guess what it is, not in a million years
- a big pile of books beside the bed, waiting to be read, and a week of Christmas slothfulness in which to read them