It's getting close now, only 17 more days until the reindeer and I take our big trip. It's in the air, you know, I can feel it and I know everyone else can feel it too! I can see it in their faces. What do I feel? Why, the Christmas Magic of course. I see it in each child's face as I check on the children of the world. I even see it on the grumpy face of The Grinch. I think we are rubbing off on him. If you have been reading my journals you will have seen that one of our elves is also named Grinch. But I can tell you he smells a whole lot better the Old Grinch. Old Grinch…what a funny character!! He can still scare the Who of WhoVille but he can't scare Mrs. Claus. She has had a special shampoo make for him and as soon as she starts to smell his presence she marches outside, bottle in hand and waits. Sure enough, sooner or later, he will come face to face with her. She just holds out the bottle and points to the bathhouse. Grinch takes the bottle and sulks as slowly as he can to the dreaded tub. I do believe his fur is starting to take on a shine. Tell him and he will run to the nearest dirt pile and get dirty all over again. I think he as a secret crush on Mrs. Claus, I better keep my eye on him. *Wink & chuckle*, *chuckle and wink*.