Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
I spent more than an hour on Monday with a dear friend I met in high school. Other old friends have fallen by the wayside, but she is extra special and we've managed to stay in touch without seeing each other face to face. We talked over the telephone about The Cheeto in The White House, and discussed shows we've been watching on streaming services.
She didn't reveal that a surprise was on its way. This afternoon I awoke from a nap and saw a gigantic box on the doorstep of The Little House On The Swamp. I sighed and thought, Another box delivered that's not for me. We'll have to get it to the correct address.
But it was addressed to me! Dear Friend sent me a gift!!!!
The box is beautiful:
And here are the contents:
The scene rests on a red placemat provided by Carol. And the red placemat rests on a Christmas table topper that I embroidered. I guess a table topper is different from a tablecloth, but I don't know why the package said Table Topper To Embroider. Did you swing by Mitchell's place to catch the discussion of bread-and-butter plates? It became so lively that it continued the next day.
After I opened the box, I saw a text from Dear Friend warning me that a box had been delivered so I'd better grab it before Porch Pirates saw it. We've only had package thieves in the hood once. They followed the UPS truck and snatched parcels within minutes of their arrival. They made the mistake, though, of also taking children's bicycles from their yard. Mom called the police, and three cars filled with cops showed up to stop those nasty Christmas stealers.
Now Favorite Young Man and I pronounce ourselves amazed by the vast quantity of cookies in our humble home. Thank you, Dear Friend.
Infinities of love,
Well the cookies are so good as penis!!!!!! What a lovely surprise. And that cat litter in the Amazon box is priceless....and in my opinion in the perfect box too. I loath Amazon.ReplyDelete
Then I certainly hope you have cookies, dear one.Delete
Santa has visited! What a lovely thing from your friend <3ReplyDelete
What a truly lovely gesture.ReplyDelete
Boxed up kitty litter would remain on our veranda - which is sad because I would love to see (or even imagine) the thieve's face when they unwrapped their haul.
I'd love to see that, too.Delete
That is such a delightful gift! The nativity scene is beautiful, too.ReplyDelete
I LOVED all the Amazon cartoons and memes!!!
The gift is even more delightful when you taste the cookies, partnered with a glass of milk.Delete
Are there any penis-shaped cookies? What a great gift and wonderful surprise. And I love the memes. If we had that box theft problem, I'd do that cat litter routine.ReplyDelete
This box does not have penis cookies, but I saw them at Hot Cookie in The Castro.Delete
Ha ha, packaging up that cat litter in an Amazon box!ReplyDelete
Love your table cloth or table topper, no matter what you call it, it's lovely.
Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal! :-)
I like to embroider because I can do it without thinking.Delete
Hi Janie - what a great present to be sent ... Favourite Young Man will definitely be extra happy ... and the little Nativity set is very pretty ... wonderful ... take care and enjoy those cookies ... HilaryReplyDelete
Thank you, Hilary.Delete
Christmas surprises are the BEST! Enjoy your cookies!ReplyDelete
Enjoyment of cookies is not difficult in this house.Delete
I have had cheryl's cookies - TO DIE FOR! what a thoughtful gift!ReplyDelete
They are as yummy as can be.Delete
Those cookies look fab! We haven't had a problem with "porch pirates" yet -- knock on wood. But a friend of ours had a box of delivered wine stolen from his doorstep.ReplyDelete
I'd be tempted to steal a box of wine.Delete
Now I must look up Cheryl's cookies.ReplyDelete
What a lovely gift for you.
Merry Christmas !
Merry Christmas, Dear Parsnip.Delete
What a nice surprise gift from a nice friend.ReplyDelete
People who steal packages need to open some with grap in them
Absolutely--on both counts.Delete
I love your friend, too. What a thoughtful and toothsome package!ReplyDelete
We wish you a Merry Christmas!Delete
Surprises are so much fun! What a lovely treat. Enjoy your cookies!ReplyDelete
Oh, we most definitely enjoy the cookies.Delete
Wishing you a happier and brilliant 2021.ReplyDelete
That is a great gift indeed. A giant box of cookies sounds like a dream to me too.