Yesterday evening the daughter and her husband dropped by, right after grandson Arick and his girl friend, Heather, came over (with a nice little surprise for me, bless their little pea-pickin' hearts). We thought Cliff was never going to join us; he had some Craigslist people outside, talking his leg off. Unfortunately, they didn't buy anything, but that's OK, because Cliff got a lead on a local tractor club he plans to join.
We all sampled the goodies I made, and had a wonderful visit.
I opened my gift from New Jersey tonight, and of course I'll share it with you. First, the note that was inside the Christmas card:
If I'm not mistaken, Vicki is the same person who sent me an egg beater that belonged to her mom. I have used that egg beater three times in the past couple of days.
Oh, the gift she sent me?
I have had so many lovely comments lately on my entries, and I appreciate every one. Nobody has a nicer bunch of readers than I do.
Cliff was very happy the gifts I bought him.
He and I were shopping a couple of weeks ago and he started looking for a certain kind of shirt. "It's that kind of shirt Pat wears," he said.
Pat is our brother-in-law, and I have never paid attention to what kind of shirts he wears, so I was no help. Cliff didn't find what he was looking for that day. However, Pat and Charlene were visiting last weekend, and I quizzed them about his shirts.
"Oh," he said, "you mean chamois shirts. If you're going to buy one, be sure to get the nine-ounce chamois."
He and Charlene named some places that carry that kind of shirt. They warned me that they usually cost around $40 each.
Sunday I did a Google search and found a great deal at Gander Mountain: nine ounce chamois shirts that were normally $39 were marked down to $24.99, and there was no charge for shipping.
I ordered two that evening. Monday I got an email saying they had been shipped. Wednesday morning the package arrived.
Cliff unwrapped his package tonight, and he is a happy camper; he now has some nice, warm, snuggly shirts that will last for years, according to his sister.
So far we are having a wonderful Christmas! Tomorrow we'll spend some time at our daughter's house eating all kinds of snack foods. It's gonna be a good day.