So I decided to do that while just wrapping up what I'd already purchased. At least I'll be ahead somewhere. I like to set up a little wrapping corner in the master bedroom. "Wrapping Paper Central". This year, instead of half-way blocking the door to my closet with the card table, I dragged the small desk from the guest room into my bedroom and set it in the corner, by the windows and next to the fireplace.
I like this spot. In the daylight hours I can see the view, and on days like today I can watch the weather roll in from the southwest. I was delighted to watch a fat, bushy-tailed, gray squirrel scamper up the big oak tree as I sat there today.
And in the evenings, I can have a fire (alas, it's gas, but better than nothing), and wrap by the light from the sconces. Very cozy.
It's so much easier to get into wrapping mode when everything's at your fingertips:
-wrapping paper (I love wrapping paper; it's almost an obsession)
-gift tags (I love gift tags too, not as much as wrapping paper...but almost)
-trash can (typically for me, it's a used shopping bag...this year from L.L. Bean)
Things are taking shape now. It's good. I just have to remind myself not to be crazy about the rest...to be peaceful in this season of peace.