It has become a tradition in our family to get together at Thanksgiving because the weather is usually iffy at Christmas. It was our plan to finish our Christmas shopping that week, wrap the presents, and leave them there so we could avoid shipping costs.
Kelley and Allen had given us a 40" TV, which we loaded into the car for the trip home. They also told us that they wanted to give us a TV stand, which we were to pick out and order, and they would reimburse us.
So, on the way home, I kept thinking about what generous gifts the TV and stand were, and started feeling like Scrooge, and by the time I got home, I had decided to order just a few more things for them. I did my shopping at Amazon.com and had them shipped to my address, even though Amazon would have wrapped and shipped them. Have you seen the Amazon "gift wrap?" It's a rather bilious green. No ribbons. No bows. Ugh.
Anyway, it's going to be a Holly Jolly Christmas for the Adams and Patton families this year. I hope it will be so for all of you, too.