Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mail Call!

Have you ever been so gitty you just can't seem to stop smiling? Well, it's kind of fun and makes people wonder what you've been up to. Hee-hee.
Today I was feeling super psyched as I ran out to mail the last orders before the snow storm that is headed our way. Seems like just yesterday we had the power outage that made me run to the wood pile at dawn in my PJ's...man, was it cold. Nobody told me the heater needed electricity; it's oil for goodness sake! Someone forgot to mention the pilot was electric, duh. No electricity, no oil heat. Live and learn ladies... you need electricity to run the boiler, LOL! So anyway, the thought of another night without heat made me get myself in gear and prepare for a day of hibernation. I am NOT going out tomorrow, no way- no how. Well, I might have to go dig out the Murano, JIC we have an emergency and the phone is dead and I can't dial 911. Did you know I am the only woman left in 2008 that does not own a cell phone? I don't, really. Now I wish I did, if only not to worry about digging out the car....if I had a cell phone, I could just dial 911 and have them come and pick me up, LOL! That's bad, isn't it?
Anyway, the reason I was so psyched in the midst of all the chaos is that when I opened the door there were TWO packages for me, woo-hoo! And I hadn't bought anything so I knew they were care packages. How cool is that?
One was from Melissa: A treasure trove of Christmas goodies for us ...even GP got in on the goods... although he did say "Oh no, we must send this back, it's CREST!", he was quickly persuaded with the note that said it was for his "collection" so he decided he was "just going to try it" tomorrow. I couldn't believe it, he's going to try a new toothpaste? Woo-Hoo! Must be the matching power tool (oops, I mean the battery operated toothbrush, LOL!) that came with it. Thanks Melissa, you've done the impossible...get him to try a new brand of Toothpaste! Woo-Hoo!
After his loot was safely put away in the bathroom, GP came back to help me with MY goodies. He is totally into decorating (we'll be putting up the tree tomorrow and he is really psyched!)
First he decided to put the friends ornie on the board,see it right above the Snow buddies? I thought that was a great spot... I've taught him well, LOL!
Then he put the candle in the kitchen "where it belongs" ( I do actually have only one place for this size candle and it is a staple in our home because it is the only size that fits in the candle holder I purchased when we bought the house, almost 12 years ago...hence, GP knows that that is where these candles "belong". He's good, LOL! We needed a new one, I'm thinking Melissa is psychic... the new candle is right at home now. Then GP jumped ship and left me to find a place for the wonderful ball ornament (I think this was due to the fact that the tree isn't up so he is thinking something I can't write here...remember the story about the little boy who had no ears and needed glasses? well, I can't write it because it's not PC but that's what GP was thinking about, I'm sure... "se lo ira a enganchar en el **** porque no tiene Orejas" LOL! Inside joke for the sisters...
sorry, I just couldn't resist.
Needless to say, I did have a place for the beautiful ornament: In a basket with some of my other treasures. Note how it blends right in, next to my cute Starbucks reindeer, isn't he cute too? Oh, the chocolates were part of my loot...gotta love it!

A Santa mug made the trip too but the camera was confiscated before I got to that one so I'll leave you with a work of art that I will treasure forever, it was at the bottom of the box just waiting to be unfolded...Oh, I so love it. And I already have it on display. Look at this:
I'm so happy with this totally unexpected box of wonder...thanks so much Melissa, I love it all!

And then there was Box#2!
This one is from Sandy:



Yeah, that's all there is to say about this box...the darn thing came gift wrapped! I like my presents to come unwrapped in the nice Amazon box. How can I explain knowing what's in the box if comes wrapped? Open it before Xmas? Me? Snoop? I think I'll put this one back in the car and hope the snow keeps me from sleepwalking, LOL!I gave it a shake but it doesn't make any noise...maybe it's dead and needs CPR! Should I open it?
I called Sandy and told her it was here (mostly I called because I couldn't believe she had them gift wrap it...I thought she liked me, she's my sister!) but after two tries the magic words were not forthcoming ("Did you like it?") so I gave up...now it sits there on the table staring at me...I don't know if I can stand it. LOL! I'll keep you posted. =)

2 comments:

cornbreadandbeansquilting said...

I am glad you got your goodies!! And tell GP it's fine if he throws the crest out =)~
melissa

Julie said...

What beautiful stuff!! You are really lucky. Maybe you can accidentally open the other one. LOL.