Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Present/Christmas Past

"Bless this mess, oh Lord, I pray.
Today is present 'wrapping' day."

I actually love to wrap presents;
It's one of my favorite Christmas rituals.
There's just something about bright wrapping paper,
sticky tape, and curly ribbon that brings out
my "Christmas-y" spirit.

"Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh."    —Matthew 2:11

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I had intended to end today's post here, then I remembered a previous "wrapping day" several years ago.  I was totally into the process.  I remember it clearly. . .I was wrapping gifts for our neighbors.  I tied the gold ribbon into a big bow and with a flourish reached to snip the ends of the ribbon and

True story.
Never found the "tip".  LOL|
Made a trip to the ER and left with a hugedressing on my thumb.
The family called me "Nub"
the entire Christmas season!


Joy@aVintageGreen said...

This scissors are so darn sharp. Not fun, and when its a 'do it to myself' injury it is just so much more nasty.

Parsley said...

I think I almost fainted at the thought of you cutting the tip of your thumb off. eew LOL ;-)

As you know from a previous post of mine, I can't wrap well. Merry Christmas.

Cheri said...

Now wrapping is the job I hate the most, we should trade.

Jane said...

Oh, Deb. My stomach lurched at the thought of your thumb! Jane

Melanie said...

I like to wrap presents too!! It is fun to me and I look forward to it. Maybe it is because when I do wrap presents, most of the stress is gone, the presents have been purchased. It is a relief maybe?

My heart hit my stomach when you wrote about your thumb!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Oh you poor dear! I did something similar but not the whole tip, just a good ole slice almost all the way through. Ouch!

Mary said...

Maybe if I could do a decent job at wrapping, I wouldn't mind it so much!
Wonder who had a little something extra in their present?

Anonymous said...

well lets hope that doesn't happen again, wow, that must have been painful! Maybe you should use gift bags,

Sush said...

I find my family just as sympathetic and kind like that whenever I'm in the injured category! It's nice to know we can rely on them for a laugh anyway...!
I'm about to open my wrapping center myself tomorrow!

Chatty Crone said...

Now that I know you are alive and well I can say:

Merry Christmas Nubby. Just kidding - I know it hurts.

So glad you did not do it again.


karen said...

OUCH. I like to wrap too but I've never cut off my thumb. My daughter was going on and on about how bad her gifts looked. And then she mentioned she hadn't used any ribbon. ??? Poor medical resident's wife and all, I guess. I'll have to gift her with a package of ribbon for the new year.

Kimmy said...

OUCH!!! I've done that myself. Just not as bad that I had to go to the ER. That actually makes my fingers hurt now...lol!!!!

Yeah, I love wrapping gifts also. I just hate that I wait til the last day to do it...lol! Then my back is in pure agony. This year, I have started early.....TODAY!!!! lol

Cindy said...

Oh dear, it is always the last thing I do, usually at the last moment. Maybe I need a room like Oprah has...lol. happy holidays. hugs.

Janie Fox said...

I loathe wrapping. I love nubs though. Now you look tough and street smart. Cool for you.

Gracie and Bobbi said...

I hate wrapping presents... :-( I'm really bad at it. I wish we lived closer...lol

You lost the tip of your thumb?! Oh my goodness!! You must've been really into this wrapping thing... I guess you know not to do that again!

Happy wrapping!!

Joy Tilton said...

Well, who wrapped the presents THAT year? My sissors are way to dull to ever do any damage! We have the best Christmas wrapper, our middle grandson does the whole dirty job for 10 bucks. I "assist" dispensing tape and we have a grand old time!

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