Christmas creeps up on me like a lake freezing over.
By Catherine Sword
Co-ordinator of Public Services
Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library
A Christmas Message
Christmas creeps up on me like a lake freezing over. There’s that moment when I notice razor thin black ice at the edge of the lake reminding me of winter and that the holidays are only a breath away. Then that thaws and I relax, believing that there’s lots of time to prepare.
You’d think that working with library due dates three weeks in the future I’d be a lot more prepared. We’re working well into the new year here and still I have fooled myself in thinking there’s plenty of time. Before I know it, I’ll wake up one morning, the lake will be solid (already I’ve seen geese walking on water) and either all the gifts will be bought, wrapped and sent out, or not. It’s a good thing there are no overdue charges on packages mailed out at the last moment.
So before the lake totally freezes over, let me send you all Christmas well wishes and hopes for a Happy New Year from all of us here at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library.
Now…just two more gifts.