Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas delivers tidings of comfort, great joy for 2012

I came out pretty good this Christmas. Unlike most years, I didn’t have much to unwrap, but that was okay. I got big stuff! Like money – and new mattresses.

My last set of mattresses was hand-me-down from people I barely knew. I won’t be sad to see them go, when the charity people (or neighborhood scavengers) haul them away. The springs weren’t poking through yet, but they were, well, too close for comfort, which is a pretty big part of going to sleep.

The other large gift I got was wrapped. My son used a whole roll of paper to cover the recliner he bought me this year. I got that present early, and I was happy to settle myself into it to enjoy the Christmas Day festivities with my family. Quite comfy I was, nestled in my new chair, full of joy and wanton with wonton from our traditional Chinese Christmas feast. Fa-ra-ra-ra-ra!

Here's where my old mattress belongs.
I really appreciated the call I got from my best friend, feigning surprise at the magnetic, CrinkledNose Christmas card she got from my son and me in the mail. For those of you who read my last blog, “’Tis a reason for the wrapping,” you’ll recall that I included an image of our holiday photo card in the blog. I was really happy that she liked our holiday card, but most of all, I was happy that somebody out there had read my blog. :)

It’s been another great year. As 2011 rolls to a close, I realize how blessed I am to be here at, checking for typos and stringing holiday words together – much like lights on a Christmas tree.

True to its promise, Christmas this year brought me tidings of great comfort. Little did I know some of them would come in the form of a Serta Perfect Sleeper®. Now when I lay me down to sleep, I will do it in cozy cushioning of a pillow-top mattress. Ahh.

I look forward to the restful slumber I’ll find in 2012, and all the wonderful new things the new year will bring. In the coming months I will drift away to dreamland in peaceful quiet, resting with the joy of family, friends and more holidays down the road – and knowing that 2012 might be the year that all my dreams come true.

Happy New Year, Crinkled Friends!


  1. Lessons I have learned from this blog:

    1. Magnetic Christmas cards are awesome.

    2. Do not take mattresses from strangers.

  2. I agree, this just may be the year that all our dreams come true! Happy New Year to the CrinkledNose crew!!

  3. May the New Year bring you days of joyous labour and nights of blissful rest.