I was dashing out the door to go to the bank this afternoon - as much as I dash - and the postman had just left a parcel for me. I pushed it inside the door and decided to open it when I came back. When I returned and unlocked the door, Peter was sitting on top of the box, as if to remind me to open it. Cats! It turned out to be a lovely birthday box from my friend, Erin in Arkansas. I am so thrilled - I just have to share the contents. There is a wonderful Gooseberry Patch cookbook: The Cozy Home Cookbook. I love those - just reading the recipes is fun! And I am all set for 2012 with a Mary Engelbreit page-a-day calendar. Love it, love it, love it! And inside a little brown bag from Branson (don't the best things come in brown paper?) were some postcards and other treasures from Erin's recent vacation - including a paw-shaped magnet that says Cairn Terriers Rule! It looks just like Aggie - and I have affixed it to near the bottom of the refrigerator door so it's right by her food dish. Aggie probably thinks that it's to remind Peter who's boss around here, but I am sure he could not care less. And two bookmarks - which a book person can never have enough of - believe me. Even the birthday card is cute - bunnies from Holly Pond Hill.
Thank you, Erin, for the sweet surprise! You made my day!