Imagine my surprise when I checked my mailbox Thursday afternoon and found a TWOFER!!!!
Oh, and this wasn't just ANY OLD TWOFER - - - this was a BLOGGING BUDDIES TWOFER!!!!
I was hoping against all hope that there would be a package from Jen the Dust Bunny, and had NO IDEA something was coming from Kristin the Goat too!!! But when I opened my mail box, this twofer is exactly what I found.
This smaller white one was a TOTAL SURPRISE from Kristin. Inside I found:
One of her handmade Christmas Cards (snowman) a DVD and some fun little notes.
When I investigated the DVD further, this is what it was:
"The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters."
Oh, but there is a STORY to go with this!!! Most of you have probably seen "The Christmas Story" because it airs as a marathon every Christmas Eve on TNT or some such movie channel. Well, there are other movies about this same family. I talked about one of them, "Ollie Hopnoodles Haven of Bliss" in a previous post.
Kristin commented on that post that she loved ALL the Jean Shepherd movies and named them off for me. When she got to "The Great American Fourth..." I was LOST - - - had never heard of it.
She stored that little bit of information in the memory banks of her brain computer and VOILA!!!! I received this surprise of my blogging life in the mailbox on Thursday!!!!
According to Kristin this only aired ONCE on PBS and then went into obscurity. She, being a miracle worker, had access to a copy.
Thank you Kristin, to me you AREN'T a Goat, you're an ANGEL - - - a Christmas Angel!!!
And now, drum roll please! (brum-um-um-um-um-um-um-ta-dum)
In the SECOND package I found this from Jen the Dust Bunny:
Now for the story! On Monday I found a blog post on Jen's blog about their family Christmas gathering. Family members were sporting their Roll Tide Christmas gear. I left a comment saying I wished I could come by some Bama gear up here in Indiana because I needed a gift for a Hoosier girl who is a big Alabama fan.
Jen fired me an e-mail immediately and said, "say the word - I'll go pick something up for you and get it in the mail today."
And this arrived in my mailbox Thursday night - - - the Christmas party was on Friday.
All I had to do was wrap the gift and mail the check! (It's in the mail, Jen!)
And here's Hoosier Kristie opening the bag - - -
And grinning from ear to ear when she found she's now a Bama Girl!!!