Fiorella woke up about 4:30 a.m. and couldn't get back to sleep so she watched television for a while, then, at 5:00, took advantage of the siituation and stationed herself with a book near the front door, waiting for the sweep of headlights that would tell her the newspaper delivery man was racing down the driveway. At 5:55, she dropped her book, ran to the door and yelled "Stop!" Fio handed the delivery LADY the envelope, wished her merry Christmas, then headed back into the house. Mission accomplished.
As you may have figured out, Fio overspoke when she glowed at you about how everything holiday-wise had been taken care of. Since then, she's been out shopping for more gifts, wrapped and wrapped and wrapped, and finally taken care of the newspaper tip. Just one more gift to buy (if it's available) and she can start glowing again.
Fio and her family belong to a church but are not regular in attendance--except on Christmas Eve when they sometimes even manage to round up stray relatives to join them. But this Christmas Eve will be special because Younger Son's fiancee will be accompanying them. And this is the church she and Son will be married in. Fio's heart is happy.