|Holiday Greeting Card
I have to credit Susanne at Snaps and Snippets for this card idea! When I saw her card, I asked her if I could copy it (using different papers). Her version is cuter, but, I'm pleased with how mine turned out and I've made a few cards in this design, using a template for the tree. Thank you, Susanne!
Cousin P called me again, this morning, and we chatted a bit more. She said she spoke with the other cousins, too, so everyone is now up to date on all what's happening.
Later, I emailed a niece who is out of state, to find out what's going on in her life because the holiday greeting card she sent me had a new address and she signed only her name and her children's names. I had called her, earlier, and left a message, but, she didn't return my earlier phone call, which isn't like her. So, I thought I'll email her. My daughter said I was being nosy, but, I told her, what if there had been a bereavement and no one informed me? Wouldn't niece wonder why I hadn't called or sent her a card or something? I told my niece that if I was being nosy it was only because I cared about her well-being and hadn't heard anything from anyone in the family. She replied to my email right away and sent me her new phone number. She explained the reason for signing the card with just her name and the children's and said I had picked up on it, at once! Ha, Aunt Bless the detective! I assured her that as long as she and her children are happy and doing well, then, that's all that matters. Apparently, they are going to Sri Lanka to spend some time with her parents (my half-brother and his wife). I told her that I sent her a package in the mail, but, most probably it won't be delivered before she leaves. Hopefully, it will still be there when she returns! I also mentioned the birthday card and the holiday greetings card I had sent to her father. If he doesn't receive them, maybe she can at least tell him that I sent the cards!
Neighbor S called and brought over some frozen kuftha that her mother had made, as well as a container of mulberry preserves which I had tried earlier and liked, and two cookies (daughter's favorites). I showed her the new piano book I had bought for myself and she said we can work on some of the pieces, next year, when lessons resume. She also told me not to cook dinner on New Year's Eve! Apparently, she is planning to make something special which she will share with me! How kind is that?
When I was not occupied with being a busybody and playing detective, I made Christmas cards, cooked dinner, ran the dishwasher, put in a small order of groceries, and chatted with friend R.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Chatting with family and friends
- Neighbor S sharing gifts of food with me
- My scrapbooking paper stash (now being used to make cards)
- Working appliances
- Being able to order gifts, etc., online
Today's joyful activity was communicating with family members.
Plans for tomorrow include picking up the grocery order.
How was your Saturday? What are your plans for Sunday?