AH, THE TWINKLING LIGHTS! It's been such a busy five days since I last posted, Reader Dear, but I can assure you...
...you were always on my mind.
I just felt I had no time to tell you about it! I may have been Christmas shopping. I may have been sitting in the parking lot of the Barnes and Noble store, listening to You Were Always on my Mind. (Hmm. I could just as easily have been eating chocolates and chatting on the phone!)
And oh, I had fun with that annual artwork production, too.
"Well, my goodness!" I told her, "so is my friend's birthday tomorrow! This present is for her. She's a little bit older than you , but she doesn't have a mustache!" I thought a bit while Corinna licked the lollipop she'd gotten at the bank along with the fake nose*. Then I added, "My friend's going to get a late present!"
*(Banks, my dear reader, can be ever so generous. Just the other week my bank offered up quite a spread of sugar-laden sweets.
The fellow patron who was cutting himself a hefty hunk of cake divulged to me that he is diabetic. "I eat this stuff when my wife's not with me," he whispered.)
Then there was lunch and shopping with friends.
And a super supper with these three little girls (The Yard Man and I were hosted by Victoria and Amelia's mom and dad)!
And can you believe it? The buttons delivered!! (You may wish to hie yourself to the nearest J. C. Penney Store, Reader Dear, where you might be able to button up a deal of your own!)
Here's what you've won:
$10 Holiday Certificate