As groggy as I am, it sure has been a rollicking morning. The neighbors and friends have stopped by with presents and goodies and we've opened our presents. We are LOVING everything we received! It's so much fun! I especially love the 300,000 clip arts DVD that my daughter gave me. Be prepared to see some in the next few months. However we had the most fun watching mom open her gifts.
Jon was Art's not quite secret Santa and he gave Art a new wallet, quick drying shorts, jogging water bottle belt and chili pistachios from New Mexico. He gave his grandma camping towels for her to use when we stay at a Buddhist monastery on our trip to Japan next year.
One of my cousins gave mom a beautiful new muumuu! Mom was thrilled and is looking forward to us taking her out someplace where she can wear it.
Then came the secret surprise gift from KC! It was Susan Boyle's new CD. Mom had been hearing some of the songs on the radio for the last few weeks and mentioned how beautiful her voice was. A little bird must have told her great granddaughter who told her mother.
Mom was ecstatic! I haven't seen her this excited in a while. She had us play the CD right away. The boom box has an automatic replay. It played the CD twice and I told mom we would switch it to something else. No, she wanted to listen to it a third time. Third time was done and Art was going to change it. No, she wanted to hear it again.
"I love Irish songs and Irish singers," she sighed dreamily. Ummmmm.... I told her Susan was really Scottish. (I know she named my brother Dennis because she loved the song Danny Boy. She must have sung that song to us a million times when we were growing up.)
Aaack! It's playing again! This is the 5th time! The neighbors are going to buy ear plugs soon.
Oh no... I may need ear plugs. I think we might have created a monster.
Ah well... Have a happy, peaceful day, everybody!