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MY CHRISTMAS ELEPHANT AND THE PERSISTANCE OF MEMORY CLOCK
In normal times on Christmas our house would be filled with our visiting children and grandchildren. We used to start the day by removing the Christmas Eve luminaries (See previous post), then a big brunch would follow, after which we spent the afternoon watching our traditional family Christmas movie, "Tremors."
Still I'm not sure why this year I suddenly had the urge to buy Christmas gifts for my COVID bubble mates, my husband and one of my daughters, though I have a feeling any psychoanalyst out there could probably put their finger on it in a trice.
In any case, I logged onto Amazon and went COVID-safe Christmas shopping. On Christmas Eve I wrapped the presents and set them under the tree.
On Christmas morning we started off by collecting the Christmas Eve luminaries.
"Aw, Mom, why didn't you tell us we were doing Christmas presents this year?" asked my daughter.
"I mean, I didn't get you guys anything special," I said.
This was true. I didn't get them anything special. Just a puzzle, a calendar, and pajamas.
However, for myself I managed to pick out the perfect items. One didn't arrive from Amazon in time for Christmas, but the other one was this elephant.
After the opening of the presents we settled down to watch our Christmas movie. As the whole family wasn't here we decided not to watch our traditional favorite, but opted instead to watch "Game Night," a great movie which also turned out to be a satisfying choice.
But last night the other Christmas present I'd bought for myself finally arrived.
As this time eventually will, too.