From Germany with love
Tuesday December 23rd 2014, 11:21 pm
Filed under: Friends,Life

Holly of arrived today with her husband; I finally got to meet George! Given that they live in Germany, time together is a rare and wonderful thing much less getting to see both.

Richard had to leave in the middle for a doctor appointment, and before he left from there he called: would a follow-up on this date work with my calender?

Holly said, He’s a good one, and I said, Yes he is!

And while he was gone George slipped outside a moment himself. She’s got a good one, too.

Richard made it home and so we carried on. Fresh-pressed apple cider all around. They took their leave, we had dinner chez Michelle, and then we had a little last grocery shopping to get out of the way, not wanting to go anywhere near a store on Christmas Eve. With me pleading fatigue, the menfolk dropped me off at home on their way to Costco.

Yup. They left me alone in the house for just long enough. I can just see Holly and George grinning right now reading this… I thought about it, cut up a white sheet of paper, wrote FRAGILE–twice–and added it to the bright gold paper.

And since it was a Costco-sized roll of wrapping paper, it’s on its second Christmas, just about everything’s been wrapped in the stuff (again), there’s still a lot left, and nobody has noticed a thing.

Bwahaahaaa. With a huge side of Thank You!

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There is talk here of a run to the mall today – and I think I will opt out myself, for once having all of my to-do list done a day ahead. (At least, I think it is! Maybe enough done will be more accurate.)

Looking forward to the mystery of the gold package unveiled. Merry Christmas!

Comment by twinsetellen 12.24.14 @ 9:18 am

We are still using two of the rolls of wrapping paper we bought at Costco in California (and we moved to Virginia in 2004.) One Costco rolls was swapped with my sister, but the others are still going.

Comment by LauraN 12.24.14 @ 5:33 pm

Oh, you know Holly in real life? She’s sent me some wonderful sock yarn for the booties I’ve been knitting for the Music School scholarship fund raiser in memory of my friend’s mother. How lovely that you know her! So say hello and thank you again for me. (And yes, I have paper from years ago also — not Christmas but other events.)

Comment by Susan (sjanova) 12.25.14 @ 3:23 pm

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