The Holidays are not without the messy parts. All the baking, pans, flour, sugar . . . . then the wrapping, ribbon, tape and paper scraps . . . . the card sending, envelopes, letters, stickers, stamps, It can create quite a messy area when you have it all out. I would not trade any of it. Sometimes I would like more space out of the public eye for some of the mess but that is all. The rest can stay as it is part of what makes it all a whole. It is the preparation, the waiting, the hurrying. it is almost here are you ready?