Pretty paper

Well, I did something today that I haven’t done in a long time…. Friends and family know I am a packrat. And a cheap one at that. For more years than I can count, I have purchased Christmas wrapping paper in January, when it is at least 75% off. Each year I would buy at least a few more rolls: It would never go to waste, I reasoned…

Over the years of our marriage, I carried all that accumulated paper-which filled a 4 x 4 foot square box- from Detroit. To Phoenix. To Reno. To Spring Creek.

DH put his foot down as we planned our move to Hawaii: GET RID OF ALL THAT SURPLUS CHRISTMAS WRAP!!!! Since we only had so much room in our moving container, I (this is for you, DS) was ruthless…..

…..and I gave it all away, along with the extra Christmas tree, many ornaments and ribbons, bows and gift bags.

Today, for the first time in (at least…..) twenty-five years, I bought Christmas wrapping paper. Before Christmas. At regular price.

Even an old lady can learn new tricks.