I do not show these things to boast, but to share how generous people are and what can happened if you take just a few moments to say HI to someone.
The first thing I want to share is the dip mix I got from the dip, shoot, I mean, from Ramona...
The next awesome gift, that made me cry, came from Jolanda who lives in the Netherlands...
Usually, I grab my camera in the dark to take a picture of Charcoal being silly. He does NOT sit still for long, but I will make it a goal to get ONE good picture of Charcoal before the year ends! We will see how that works out...
You know, thinking back to Ramona, she left the price tag on the gift! hmmmmm...
(Don't get me wrong about Ramona...I appreciate that she sent me the dip because she sent it out of love...I think it was out of love...it is hard to tell with Ramona...she is a stinker! )
Sheila also gave me several little sheepies with yarn wrapped around them...so pretty and colorful! I love colors!
Look at the detail!
I just can't stop thinking about that dip...I guess I need to see what I need to make it because I only shop about once a month for groceries and the Super Bowl will be here soon!
The dip reminds me of a Christmas present that my brother got one year. He had just moved in with a bunch of his college buddies and so he got this gift that was in a box that said: Avocado Green Chip and Dip Set.
He sarcastically said: "just what I ALWAYS wanted--an avocado green chip and dip set!"
He opened it to find: (say it with me) An Avocado Green Chip and Dip set!!
Boy, was he embarrassed! We kidded him mercilessly! The next year, he got a cross-stitched sign that said: Just what I ALWAYS wanted!
In my house, we take gifts to be what the box says they are!!
Back to the dip...I got the ingredients listed in my smart phone grocery shopping list....I wonder what the mix looks like...
But now....I have no dip for me and Charcoal to make for Super Bowl Sunday...heavy sigh...ROFL
I have shed true tears this Christmas with each gift I have received. I am amazed at the generosity of friendships.
I have wasted far too much time protecting my heart from any more hurt, but yet, these friends have taught me and reminded me more about friendship and how vital they are to living a complete life.
Once again, I have reaped far better than I have sown! Blessings drop like rain as I am reminded that we are NEW EVERY MORNING!
Thank you, my friends for helping me to see the MAGIC of the season...of the generosity of people...of unconditional love and of the JOY in encouraging others!
I am humbly blessed...Let's keep Christmas alive all year!~~charlotte♡