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December 28, 2020


#tbtbsanta 2020
posted by soe 1:32 am

First, a confession: My #tbtbsanta box arrived a month ago. I held off on opening it, first as a reward and later as a talisman, warding off bad seasonal events.

It should be noted that I looked at the box every day. I considered opening it. And so I left it unopened — and my poor Santa probably wondering what in the world was the matter with me.

But today, today I woke up and it was sunny. I realized I’d made it through both Thanksgiving and Christmas without breaking and I felt a little more like myself than I have since early October. And I knew it was time to open my box.

#tbtbsanta 2020

My Santa, Jordan, didn’t know when she sent me the box that I was going to hold onto it like a life raft. But the box was filled with good, buoyant things that make me even gladder now that I’ve opened it.

#tbtbsanta 2020

Already, we’re off to a great start: I drink a ton of cocoa, so am super excited to have new varieties to try. I didn’t have a new ornament for this year, because I hadn’t gone anywhere to get one. And the card made me guffaw!

#tbtbsanta 2020

I love purple. I love sparkles. I love nail polish. Put them all together and we have a winner!

Okay, on to the packages! (For the record, I also have Peanuts Christmas wrapping paper….)

#tbtbsanta 2020

First up, there is a fun tiny planter shaped like a Jane Austen bust so I can bring my gardening inside for the season.

Second, there are two books I’ve been wanting to read, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ well-received The Water Dancer and Ten Blind Dates by Ashley Elston, a Christmas-themed romance.

Finally, there was a gift for Corey — a catnip-filled croissant:

Corey’s croissant

Corey’s croissant

Corey’s croissant

Corey’s croissant

Thank you, Jordan, from both Corey and me. We absolutely love our gifts!

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Kase, I apologize to you for taking so long to complete the viewing of this year’s Christmas tour. What a truly delightful group of friends/readers/sharers you have. I did have to pause a few times while reading and digesting all of the contributions. I think the office has too much moisture in the air and it kept interfering with my reading. Bless all of the wonderful people who helped me to overcome my annoyance with convid-19 and the interference it has played with all of our lives. I couldn’t ask for a greater daughter who practices her love and forgiveness much better than I. Kase, you and this wonderful group (including one cat)have made this Christmas so warm and beautiful. Thank you all. Kase’s dod.

Comment by Dear old Dad 12.28.20 @ 6:11 pm



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