Thursday, December 25, 2008

Something nice for Christmas...

...on Christmas day, no less! Not an easy feat when you're working from almost 400 miles away and given the very limited delivery options.

Let's rewind, briefly. About 10:15 this morning, Jess and I were having a conversation about Christmas cards and who we hadn't heard from this year. We got fewer cards this Christmas than we had in the past, and we were comparing that also with the more limited number of Christmas baskets that we received at our respective offices. Not that we minded, just observing. We usually hear from Tuna and her crew at Christmas and hadn't...we were waiting to get her card so that we would have an address for her to send her card, since the Tuna clan moved not that long ago.

Back to present: at about 10:30 this morning, the doorbell rang and the dogs went crazy. I'm thinking, "it's Christmas! Who the heck is coming over unannounced on Christmas?!" We were not at all dressed for a visitor, and the house was hardly visitor-worthy either, so a little twinge of dread swept through me. But as I looked through the visitor viewer, a simultaneous flush of relief, curiosity and excitement came over me.

It was the mailman. On Christmas day.

About 15 years ago, the US Postal Service started delivering Express Mail on Christmas Day, and they later expanded that to include Priority Mail.

Now the question was, "who the heck is sending us a package on Christmas day?!"

Lo, and behold, it was a big box...from Tuna Girl! And inside?

Two dozen delicious chocolate chip cookies, neatly wrapped in pairs in plastic wrap and packed into a sealed container.

And they are delicious. What a great gift! Now we have cookies to enjoy on Christmas and we don't even have to bake! Woo-hoo!

Thanks, Karen and family...that really made our day!

And Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah and a blessed Kwanzaa to all.


At 10:01 PM, December 27, 2008, Blogger Tuna Girl said...

AWWWW! You are so very welcome.

p.s. I opened your blog and thought...hey, I know that handwriting.

p.p.s. It was great to see you at Byrne's party.

At 5:43 AM, December 29, 2008, Blogger Lee said...

I would've sent a card but I dunno your addy!


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