Merry Christmas to me (from you)

Yes, I’m still on Christmas.  Deal with it. :whip

I got a few lovely surprises for Christmas this year, too.

First was a package from our very own Darling Hollie.  Completely unexpected, & so much fun to open!

PhotobucketDarling Hollie sent me a treasure chest of booty that totally made my holiday.  The picture is sucky, but I shall esplain:

Hand-crocheted treats covering birthday to Christmas—an adorable cupcake with candle centerpiece … a  pumpkin pie magnet … & a Santa ornament.  Adorable!

A box of Nutcracker Sweet Christmas tea, because she apparently knows about my wee small addiction.  (Six gallons a day is not excessive!  And I can quit any time I want! :drinkup )

Very cool & spooky melting Halloween candles … a bag of Gummy Vampires (I didn’t even know they made those!) … & a pair of fabulous bat earrings (really wish you could see those better in the pic; they’re gorgeous & I love them!) … & a bottle of marshmallow-scented Zombie antibacterial gel.  Because she also knows how much I love…er, hate zombies, & that when the Zombie Apocalypse comes, we’re really going to need antibacterial gel!   And also, marshmallows are yummy.

And finally, my Darling Dwayne‘s autobiography & two The Rock t-shirts.  Ah, yes.  Now when I say I’m going to bed with The Rock, no one can doubt me!  No one! :muahaha

PhotobucketThen, just after New Year’s, I received another package from our won Darling Cindy.  She made me this gorgeous hand-knit scarf that I was so excited matches one of my coats!  (It’s a little hard to tell from the picture, but the coat is royal purple & the scarf has a lot of that in it.  It matches perfectly!)

Thank you so much, my Darlings!  It was such a treat to fine these wonderful surprises in my mailbox—you totally made my holidays!

I also have to share the fun presents a close friend gave me when we exchanged gifts (also after Christmas…which is great because it makes the anticipation & excitement last longer *g*):

PhotobucketShe knows me so well, because first she gave me toys for The Kittehs.  (She also happens to pet sit for me when I have to be away, so she knows them pretty well, too. :winkwink   And they love their Auntie Shannon! :kitty )  There was also a bag of snackies, but they made pretty short work of that. LOL

And for me, she had a great stainless steel Kleen Kanteen personalized with a kitty & inscription:


Awwwwww!  I love this thing & know I’ll use it all the time because A.)  it holds both cold & hot, & B.)  it has a large enough opening at the top that it can be easily cleaned.   More like a thermos than a water bottle.  A lot of the water bottles I’ve looked at before now had such small spouts, I knew I’d never be able to get a brush in there, therefore I’d never really be able to get them clean.  This one—no problem! :thumbsup

Thank you so much, everyone, for my wonderful Christmas gifts!  I lurv, lurv, lurv them all & it was beyond sweet of you to think of me over the holidays!  And if you haven’t yet received your individual, handwritten thank-you notes, they are totally on their way!  :jumping


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  1. Jessica Lemmon says:

    We have 3 Kleen Kanteens and lovelovelove them. They are convenient and good for you (no plastics!) and the environment. A lovely assortment of Christmas gifts! Lucky you. :drinkup

    • Heidi says:

      And I got an adorable card from you that was hand drawn/handmade. So cute. I still have it, btw!

      • Jessica Lemmon says:

        Aww, shucks, thank you. :winkwink Glad you liked it. The “3-wood” was in reference to my hubs, the golfer, and the “#2 pencil” in reference to me, the would-be writer. It was a bit of an inside joke, but I so couldn’t help myself!!!

  2. Donna says:

    Isn’t it nice when folks take the time to think about you and give you gifts tailored to you as an individual. I am glad that I am not the only old timer left that does hand written thank yous. My kids were raised to write thank yous upon receipt and I know that my daughter still does. My son has moved to electronics and emails his thanks. Its not the same but I guess its better than no acknowledgment at all.

    • Heidi says:

      When I was a kid, we weren’t allowed to use/play with a gift until we’d written a thank-you note. Drives it into you real fast that way. LOL My brother is terrible at it, but I almost always remember to. Even if I send a quick & immediate e-mail thank-you, I try to also follow up with a hand-written one if I have the person’s addy.

      But just in case—don’t hold me to that! I sometimes get extremely scattered & my Things to Do Piles keep getting lost. :runrun

  3. Mary Kirkland says:

    Aww that’s sweet. It seems as each year passes by I get more electronic thank you’s and less hand written ones. I just ordered some thank you notes I was able to personalize from Vista Print because I like sending out hand written thank you notes.

    • Heidi says:

      Sometimes I think I still do handwritten notes because I’m moderately obsessed with stationary/office products. I just love note cards & stickers & return address labels…& then I’ve got to find excuses to use them :heart

  4. Cathy Ward says:

    Nice haul. It’s always so nice to get gifts that you love.


  5. Bonia says:

    Aww what wonderful darlings you have! NO spankings for them this week? lol.

  6. Hollie says:

    That compilation was what happens when you put things off…which I unfortunately do from time to time. A Multi-Holiday box! Im glad that you like everything in it!! :blowkiss


    • Heidi says:

      I love that, tho. For one thing, it’s nice to know I’m not the only one who does stuff like that. I mean, I’ve been so late getting Xmas presents to people, I’ve quickly rewrapped & given them as b’day gifts instead. :rolf

      For another, spreading things out a bit makes the holiday spirit last longer. And I mean that for birthdays, Xmas, whatever. When you get/do everything all on one day, it’s just over. Pffft. But getting some goodies ahead of time, then after…it’s so much more fun that way! :kitty

  7. Laura J. says:

    About those t-shirts. Just remember to wash them in the gentle cycle. I hear Dwayne is sensitive!! :rolf

    Sorry!! hehehe Aren’t Hollie’s cupcakes adorable?!?!

    • Heidi says:

      Ha ha! Well, if he can do the pec pop on the big screen for all the world to see, I think he can handle sleeping under me & doing the twist & shout in the washer. :cuffs

      Hollie’s cupcakes are adorable! I have to confess that as I was unpacking the box, Harley (my bad, bad, baddest boy) got up on the table to investigate & I discovered too late that he was chewing the candle. I was SO upset! But ta-da…turns out you can replace the candle. Whew. So glad about that; it’s pretty much the only thing that saved my little Doodle Bug’s life. :curses

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