Another holiday season is winding down. We are done with the big gift giving day for another year. The bottom of the Christmas trees still standing look stark and naked with only their skirts showing. The same skirts were completely hidden a week ago underneath all the presents. Ah, the presents. I love seeing a tree surrounded by carefully wrapped (or in my case, creatively wrapped) boxes. I made a pledge this year due to my thin wallet that I was going to go easy with Christmas presents this year. That lasted about two weeks after the tree was up. The tree seemed to call to me, “Please, can I have some presents here to hide my nakedness?” I gave in and went to town. That’s small town talk – it means I went shopping.