Thoughts while Gift Wrapping

While wrapping several birthday gifts tonight listening only to the sounds of crickets chirping, distant dogs barking and my husband's snore (probably the cause of the barking dogs - telling him to please keep it down) I had some time to ponder many things. I will list for you some random thoughts below:

#1 - Even though I'm almost 21 WHOOPS, TYPO! ahem...almost 31, I still can't get over all of my perfectionistic ways. I actually cut tape off of a package and started over when the stripes of the wrapping paper were off by several mili-somethings tonight.

#2 - Wrapping gifts on a tile floor, in the very small space between the bed and the wall is probably not a very ergonomic idea. (Can ideas even be ergonomic, I wonder...)

#3 - Wrapping gifts on a tile floor in a very small space is not good for the appearance of the gifts. Random bits of who knows what on the floor make small dents in the paper and having no room to let the paper roll out results in more than a few unsightly creases. (Just something for all of you to keep in mind, should you ever be tempted to wrap gifts on a tile floor in a very small space between the bed and the wall.)

#4 - My mom used to own and - with the help of my grandmother - operate a gift wrapping kiosk in a mall in New Mexico - the mall which my grandfather built as the construction superintendent of the project. My grandfather also sometimes pitched in and wrapped gifts and I think that with his ridiculously analytically inclined math brain he learned just enough about gift wrapping to be dangerous. I'm just saying.

#5 - In case you couldn't tell by the time you have read this far, I had little sleep last night and by close to 11:00 tonight I am what you might call "a little loopy." It is definitely time to head to bed. Tomorrow I will be the mother of a five year old. YIKES!