Chicken Mama arranged things on her homestead so she could spend the nights of Christmas Eve and Christmas with us here on the Pea Homestead. I think she enjoyed the little vacation she got and I know Papa Pea and I liked having her here for more than a quick visit.
Because she had no money for Christmas gifts this year, she thought of some ingenious ideas and used her natural creativeness to come up with gifts for us. We received all kinds of yummy homemade confections and, of course, our traditional individual batches of Pfeffernuse . . . I like candied fruit in mine while Papa Pea prefers more "natural" fruit. She also made some bee-yew-tiful candles and I received six of them . . . fat pillars that I love, both short and tall in assorted colors.
But the best gifts we received from her were three gift certificates.
Papa Pea was the happy recipient of this one. (Click on image to biggify if you can't read the printing.)
Then another one was addressed to both of us. The picture of the three snowpeople at the top resemble us greatly, don't you think?
However, the gift certificate that made me really happy, and was for me the bestest of the bunch, was this one.
(The very small print at the bottom says, "Requests may or may not be honored.")
For someone like me who regularly cooks three meals a day, has a husband who has many, many fine qualities but does not cook at all and dislikes going out to eat, this Christmas gift was a real winner!
Talk about giving of oneself . . . all the gifts from our daughter were pretty special. Her dad even went so far as to suggest she never again spend money on our gifts . . . just keep these much appreciated gift certificates coming!
the quotidian (10.23.17)
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