My sister had already told me that my Christmas gifts from her would be late, and they arrived today.
The first thing I opened was a jar of blueberry jam--most likely homemade. Yumm. I guess I'd better get started learning to make biscuits from scratch.
Don't tell her, but I was secretly hoping for some more Fireweed jelly. That's my favorite. It goes real well on homemade biscuits, too.
OK, next up were two smaller, wrapped packages.
In the first one was a magnetic memo pad.
I love these things, and always keep one on my refrigerator. In case you can't read it in the photo, it says, "Things I Moose Do".
In the other package was a new Alaska Christmas ornament.
And finally, this candle holder didn't survive the mailing.
There just wasn't enough packing material in the box to keep the stuff from shifting around. I've bought some glue, though, and maybe I can fix it reasonably well.
And maybe, someday, I'll tell you about the time she sent me chocolate chip cookies to Italy in an aluminum pie plate with a sheet of foil over them. And three 16 oz Dr. Peppers in the box. Yeah. There wasn't even enough left to call them crumbs. I got cookie sand.
She also (finally) sent new photos of my adorable nephews. This one was my favorite.
That's Andrew (5), Nate (10), and Paul (3).
Paul looks just like my sister did at that age, and if I had a picture of her at that age, I'd prove it to you. But alas, I don't have one.
You'll just have to take my word for it.