STICK SOME STAMPS ON TOP OF MY HEAD - - - I'M GONNA MAIL MYSELF TO YOU.
Those lyrics shown above are from the Shutterfly photo company Christmas commercial Love it!
By the way, I have officially received my first Christmas card. As usual, it is from my super-dooper, wonderful, "brat daughter" friend, Trisha E. She is always the first one out of the gate in getting her cards out. She also enclosed a neat picture of herself with her husband and daughter sitting on the dunes of a beautiful beach. (speaking of the beach, some years back, when I was vacationing in Florida in February, I called Trisha from the beach. She was at work and Iowa was having icy, freezing weather at the time. I held up the phone and I made her listen to the ocean waves crashing on the white sandy shoreline while I told her about the nice 80 degree weather. Uh . . . maybe I am her "BRAT MOM"!!??) A few years ago I realized that I really didn't enjoy sending out cards anymore. So I quit. I am thinking about maybe starting up again this year, just to give a shout-out to the great people who have stood by our family through more than one thing, this year. We'll see.
Jenna commented to me that lately, I have been "last one on the shelf" lucky lately. Let me explain. I was looking for a certain music CD for a special someone for Christmas. I looked at Wal-Mart, Target, Barnes and Noble and a few more places. Couldn't find it, or else they were out. Rats! Anyhoo, when I was at Barnes and Noble, I was looking for two books for another special someone. The clerk led me over to the right area, and behold, there was exactly one copy each of those books left on the shelf. Lucky!! Just the other day, I went back into Wal-Mart and thought I would just glance in the music department again. There is was - - - one single copy of the CD that I wanted. It was not in the correct area of where it should have been. Instead it was on the top- level shelf, all alone, just waiting for me to pick it up. Lucky!! Tuesday night when I was taking Alec to speech therapy, Lon called and asked that I please stop and get some canned turkey gravy - and hurry! Little Ma has not been eating much of anything, because nothing sounds tasty. She had asked for toast with turkey gravy!! I raced over to Fareway, ran into the store, asked a clerk quickly where the gravy was. She took me to the exact spot and guess what? They had beef gravy, pork gravy, chicken gravy, old fashioned brown gravy, but no turkey gravy. Remember, just 5 days earlier had been Thanksgiving, so they had not restocked it yet after the holiday. Well, by golly, I was going to find me some turkey gravy or else! I got down on my hands and knees, and stuck my head into the empty space of the bottom shelf where the jars were at. Literally, my upper torso was completely shoved back into the space. I reached and felt around. And I found one single jar of turkey gravy. Lucky!!
She really enjoyed it.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL