On Friday I went to the post office to check my mail and I had a package. Yippee! Except, the post office was closed for lunch. Thinking it was only just some Christmas stuff from recent online shopping, I wasn't in a hurry to run back (I had to finish cleaning for Taylor's birthday sleepover). I was sorry I hadn't rushed back to the post office when I went Saturday morning and discovered, it wasn't Christmas gifts, but a wonderful package from Karyn.
It totally felt like Christmas to me. I can't even remember everything that she sent. There is so much. There's a sewing bag, zippers, a homemade vanilla bath bomb, a pyramid pouch, a covered notebook, Christmas cards, snowmen pencils for the kids (who are fighting over them) and other little doo-dads.
And you know she is totally a good friend when she sends:
additions to the boredom bucket! For someone who doesn't have any kids, she was right on with the stuff she sent. Oh my! (The kids haven't seen it yet! I'm waiting until Friday when they only have a half day of school and then are off until Jan. 2nd.) Christmas origami! Notebooks, stamps, stickers, paper doll kit. The goodness goes on.
Thank you, Karyn. You are so very generous! I can barely stand it!
Last night to add to our excitement, Santa stopped by on a fire engine to wave to the children. His helper brought some candy canes to our door. We thought we missed Santa this year, but he just made his town run last night.
This morning we lost our power. When I called the electric company, the estimated return of power was 11:30 a.m. (not too bad) ... December 19th. No. NO! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I nearly died. I could handle the 11:30 a.m. part. Not the two days part. Thankfully the power was restored a little bit ago, leaving us without power for only two hours. We had some leftover pancakes, so Joe put them on top of our gas fireplace to warm up. Spenser loved it.