Yesterday was a banner day of sorts. Another awesome care package from KT of Tennessee (traveling time = 13 days) filled with Christmas candy and goodies. A mail pouch with two, count ’em, two Christmas cards. My first card, included in the package, was from KT. The second came from MX (I like to think of it as the 51st state) and the third from Gamamae of MA. All lovely in different ways!
Gamamae’s, however, showed particular effort. A collage of family photos, the inside was personalized and FUN. Included was a poem (?) by one Oren Arnold, of whom I know nothing about. But I love the sentiment so much that I am reproducing it here for your general well-being, edification, and enlightenment. Gracias, Gammy!
“Christmas gift suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.”
Cheers to all my dear readers. I am off to the Land of Not-So-Plenty and am taking a hiatus until ….? I have been blogging for three years – two years, and two moves, longer than I said I would. It has been a mighty discipline to this most undisciplined of princesses. In the above photo, is my Spanish/Brazilian/American Christmas tree, the only one I am putting up in Madrid. It is adorned with a collection of White House ornaments given to me by Flaky Friend. These are my favorite Christmas ornaments*. No matter the administration, our mutual love for the White House and all it stands for, is a bond we share. I am so looking forward to this year’s – it’s a winner. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FLAKY FRIEND! See you in 2010.
Question: are you traveling to be with family this Christmas?
*Next to the one I get every year from Mr. Understanding.