You should see how the reindeer are prancing around here today. Their heads are so high in the clouds that I swear they are walking on air. Every time a reindeer and an elf meet they hug. Even the young ones were actually landing on their feet instead of their noses during practices. Mrs. Claus commented more than once about how cute they looked in their blankets.
The elves stuck to their promise and every elf on all 3 shifts never moved to leave when the shift bells ring. I let them stay 2 hours and 15 minutes then told them to go home. I was not surprised that they stayed because we have a good bunch of elves here. The elves work very hard and they are very tired, but none of them will stop until the sleigh is loaded and the reindeer are in position and ready to start our journey Christmas Eve.
Mrs. Claus is busy making sure all her candy and cookies are wrapped just so. Sometimes I like to sit very quietly and just watch her. I watch her fold the paper around each piece, with tender loving care, then twist the ends and lay the piece in a certain spot at just the right angle in the container. There is never a purple paper on top of a purple paper or yellow too close to yellow. I often wonder how she does it. I have watched her for many years and then taken a tin, tray or plate and the same amount of candy or cookies and I just cannot do it.
Oh dear, it's late and I'm tired. I have to try and get some extra sleep these days to be ready for our trip in just 2 days.